January has earned the nickname “Divorce Month” in legal circles because many couples wait until just after the holiday season to divorce.
Attorney Laura Wasser, who has represented celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Ashton Kutcher in their divorces, says January has rightfully earned its reputation.
“It is absolutely true that the first month of the year, and in particular the first half of it, is the highest for either new clients or divorce filings,” she says. “Definitely that first week back (after the holidays) is always very busy.” In 2018, when Wasser launched her website It’s Over Easy, which provides online divorces and serves as a resource for those seeking divorce, she strategically chose the month of January.
According to Google Trends, the topic of “divorce” peaked the week of Jan. 6-12. On Pinterest, queries for “divorce party” rose an average of 21% from December to January in 2019 and the two years prior, according to Swasti Sarna, Pinterest insights manager.
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