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01/26/2016 01:16 pm ET

The Pros And Cons Of Starting Your Divorce Proceedings In January

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Ask a tax accountant to name her busiest time of year, and she’ll likely tell you it’s the weeks leading up to April 15. Ask a bookkeeper, and you’ll hear about the crunch time towards the end of the fiscal year. For people in the wedding business, it’s June. And for family law attorneys and other divorce professionals? Well, they know to expect the phone to ring off the hook in January. In fact, the upsurge in divorce filings with the New Year is so pronounced that the first business day of January is sometimes called “Divorce Monday.”

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