February often brings divorce filings for many unhappy couples

There are a lot of contributing factors in the decision a person in Salt Lake City makes to file for divorce. When a couple comes to that conclusion, there are even more decisions that must be made. These divorce issues include financial support, division of assets and property, custody of children and perhaps the reclaiming of one's former name. Mediation can often help settle these matters in a peaceful, non-emotional manner so that each spouse can move forward in their life.

According to a recent study, many couples in Salt Lake City and around the country may be currently preparing to file for divorce. February appears to be the time that couples frequently take legal action to end their union -- beginning right after Valentine's Day. For some spouses, the romantic holiday appears to be the last straw or they may have discovered that their spouse has been cheating on them.

However, other factors also appear to influence the choice of couples to start divorce proceedings in the last half of the month. These factors may include the colder weather and the filing of taxes -- always a stressful period of time for couples as they examine their current financial situation. Many people may realize on the most romantic day of the year that they simply don't want to be together anymore.

For whatever reason, couples who are splitting may want to meet with an attorney who can help them understand what their rights are in terms of money and custody. Many attorneys offer divorce mediation services, which can help a separating couple keep things civil and make decisions that are fair for each party.

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