Pros and Cons for Divorce Before and After the Holidays
By: M. Scott Gordon
As the holiday season approaches, many people in the Chicago area who are considering divorce are wondering whether it makes more sense to file for divorce before or after the holidays. Numerous considerations exist for both, especially when you have children with your spouse. In some ways, it might seem easier to file for divorce before the holiday season begins so your family members and friends can process the information and still find ways to enjoy the season. At the same time, it also might seem easier simply to wait until after the holidays to separate from your spouse.
An article in the Huffington Post discusses some of the benefits and limitations of divorce before and after the holidays and we want to share those with you so you can make an informed decision about whether to file for divorce before the holiday season or wait until the holiday festivities have ended to begin working with a divorce lawyer on your case.
Filing for Divorce Before the Holidays: What Are the Pros and Cons?
There are benefits and limitations to filing for divorce before the holidays. The following are some “pros” you might consider:
Some of the limitations of filing for divorce before the holidays might include:
Filing for Divorce After the Holidays: What Are the Pros and Cons?
The pros and cons of filing for divorce after the holidays track with the benefits and limitations we discussed above. Some of the benefits of waiting to file might include:
Some limitations of waiting to file for divorce can include:
Contact a Divorce Lawyer in the Chicago area
Even if you are only considering divorce at this stage, it is important to begin working with a dedicated divorce lawyer in Chicago. Planning for a divorce can be complicated. It is important to have an experienced advocate on your side as soon as possible. Whether you want to file for divorce quickly or want to wait until after the holiday season, an attorney at our firm is here to help with your case. Contact Gordon & Perlut, LLC for more information about how we can assist you.