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Studies suggest divorce rates peak at the end of summer

Many families in California and elsewhere may feel that the summer is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones and create memories they will cherish for years to come. However, studies also indicate that this season could also be a time when couples who have experienced strain in their relationships attempt to reconnect. While some couples may be able to repair any issues within their marriages over the summer, studies suggest that there are a variety of reasons why divorce rates may increase once the season comes to an end.

Upon entering the summer season, studies indicate that many couples may choose to take this time to rekindle their relationship and repair any existing concerns. When the season comes to a close, those who continue to experience marital strain may feel it necessary to begin considering whether parting ways might be the healthiest path. Couples who make the decision to divorce may also feel that by starting the process at the end of summer, they may give their kids additional time to adjust to the situation before the holiday season.

Studies also indicate that some couples may choose to wait till the end of summer to dissolve a marriage in an attempt to give their kids a summer to remember. Couples who have children who leave for college during this season may also begin to experience what is referred to as empty nest syndrome. Studies suggest that a similar scenario could prompt couples to reevaluate their relationships and what they want for the future.

Those who feel that a divorce is the healthiest path may wish to take every possible measure to prepare for what comes next. Since dissolving a marriage can be a stressful and complex process, a person in California could benefit from obtaining legal counsel early on. An attorney can evaluate a client's wishes and needs and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible concerning his or her future during subsequent legal proceedings.

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