Why is divorce less likely in the summer?

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2024 | Divorce

There are certainly divorce cases all year around, in every month of the year. At the same time, however, statistics show that these cases do tend to spike at certain times. Notably, two of the biggest spikes are in August and in March.

What this means is that divorce cases are also less likely in the summer. There will be a spike in the spring, then the rate will decline until the summer concludes, and the number of cases will spike again in the fall. What is it about the summer that makes it less common for people to file for divorce?

School schedules

First off, for parents, the children’s school schedules can play a role. Parents may not want to get divorced during the summer because the children are home from school. Once they go back in the fall, then the parents move forward with this process. They have more time to themselves and they can have these conversations without the children around.

The summer could cause a divorce

In other cases, the summer itself is what leads to the divorce. For instance, there are some couples who know they are having trouble, but they just think that they need some family time together to repair the marriage and move forward. They see the summer vacation as the ideal time to do this, and they hope that they will be in a much better position in the fall. But if that doesn’t work, the summer can just create a lot more stress and push them to file for divorce.

If you and your spouse are thinking about getting a divorce this year, it’s very important to consider all of the legal steps you can take.