Do you know what February 15th is? Yes, of course it is the day after Valentine’s Day. Yes, it is the forty-sixth day of the year. Yes, it is also Singles Awareness Day. Why, you ask? Well, likely because some people may feel a little sad if they just spent Valentine’s Day alone. Or, maybe, they feel invigorated after having a great “Galentine’s” with their girlfriends and decide maybe it’s not too bad being single!
However, not everyone’s Valentine’s Day will have gone as planned. Were you disappointed with the lack of thought or interest from your spouse? Were you just “not feeling it?” Even worse, did you find a charge on your credit card for flowers or candy that didn’t go to you? Unfortunately, these are all scenarios that many people encounter on Valentine’s Day. That’s generally why today, February 15, is known as the biggest day to file for divorce.
While we are not waiting outside of the courthouse to count people, we think that statistic means that a large amount of people feel disappointed after Valentine’s Day and finally take the step to call a family law attorney. If you are truly unhappy in your relationship and have been considering a divorce, then any of those factors could have been the last straw. But if that was the first time you were faced with that kind of issue or disappointment, you may want to consider something like marital counseling before proceeding with a divorce. That said, there are other factors to consider as well.
If you worry that a divorce is in your future, even if you are working on your relationship now, you may want to consider something like a post-nuptial agreement. A post-nuptial agreement is a binding agreement that two parties enter into after a marriage to protect separate individual assets, or in some cases, address how to divide a joint asset if the parties do part ways at some point. It is similar to the concept of a pre-nuptial agreement, except that it occurs after the marriage already taken place. Sometimes, especially if couples are fighting about money, a post-nuptial agreement helps give one or both spouses the confidence they need in their financial security to focus on the emotional and intellectual parts of their relationships. Another concept to consider is Divorce Coaching or, what we also call “out of court advisement.” Many clients come to us with concerns about filing for divorce, but they aren’t quite ready to do so. In such an instance, we can discuss potential financial scenarios, we can refer you various professionals to help you get your “ducks in a row,” such as a financial advisor, accountant, real estate agent, etc. We can also review sample parenting plans with you so that you can be more comfortable with these ideas before actually biting the bullet. If you are in any of these situations, please contact us for a confidential consultation.
Our firm has handled countless family cases. Attorneys Kristen Wolf and Shari Shore have over 26 years of combined experience. They are both tenacious enough to protect your best interests and compassionate enough to help get you figure this out so that you can focus on your family. Let our office make your family law matter easier, not harder. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Click here, call us at 203.745.315, or email us at email@example.com.