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3 reasons divorcing before January 1 is a good idea

Divorcing in January might seem like a bad time. It's just after the holidays and comes before tax season. The truth is that January could be the perfect time to divorce, depending on your situation.

Why would you want to divorce in January? Here are a couple reasons that you should consider.

  • You get a fresh start

There is nothing quite like starting a new year as a new you. With a divorce in January or just before the New Year, you have the opportunity to start fresh. Maybe you'll make resolutions for the new year, or perhaps it's just an easy way to start off the next tax season fresh. Whatever you decide, January can be a good time to finalize your divorce.

  • There is a feeling of renewal during the new year

Some people enjoy the feeling that they can make the whole year their own and put the past year behind them when the clock strikes midnight on December 31. If you're one of them, pushing for a divorce before the new year could give you the thrust you need to start new traditions, a new job or a new lifestyle in the new year.

  • It's a new tax season

January 1 to December 31 is a new tax year. If you want to be free of your ex and start fresh without filing together, this is the perfect time to divorce. You know exactly what you have coming in and going out, and your records are your own. You don't have to worry about accessing your ex's past records after the current tax-filing season is over.

If you're ready to divorce, consider these reasons to do so before the next year. With some planning, it's possible to resolve your divorce quickly and effectively.

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