A record number of divorces are expected to be filed in January because the economy is improving. Craig Holt, of QualitySolicitors.com, says the recession prevented many couples from filing because they could not afford to split their assets. “Many couples have been biding their time. However, as confidence has crept back into the market we have seen that trend begin to change significantly.”
Family law attorney Kathryn Dickerson says, "A lot of people want to begin the New Year anew. They've resolved to themselves they're not going to spend the holidays next year as they did this year. Men are more likely than women to begin divorce proceedings. Women are tired, and they just want to breathe for a little bit. For men, they've gotten through the holidays. They've maintained the image of a family for as long as they could, and they're ready to move forward."