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    Divorce, in general, is considered a bummer. Research shows that most divorced couples have lower levels of happiness and greater levels of mental distress than married couples. While divorce can create new conflicts like fights over parenting time and child support payments, splitting up also...
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    Parents look forward to summer vacation because it means a break from lunchbox duty, rushing to catch the bus, and adhering to a strict schedule. But this last point can be a problem. A less structured routine means kids can get anxious, stressed, or sad...
    August 2, 2021
    11 monthsago

    Research has shown repeatedly that August divorce filings are common. What’s so triggering about this time of year? For many people, a hazy, lazy summer is coming to an end – for others, this season was full of hot tempers and last hurrahs.

    1. Couples Have Spent Too Much Time Together

    Already strained unions may find themselves even more stressed out by being forced to spend more time together in summer. Vacations, visits to family, reunions, and long weekends are the things of summer. If you’re together for an excessive amount and forced to share intimate spaces, you are guaranteed to get on each other’s nerves.  

    2. The Last Hurrah Was a Bust

    Some couples who recognize that their marriage is on its last legs use summer as an opportunity to see if they can make their union work, whether for the history they have together or for the sake of the kids. While admirable, this effort to recapture the magic or relive happy memories is often fruitless and the good times cannot be repeated successfully. The extra time together trying to bond ends in a split.

    3. You’re On Your Best Behavior… Until You’re Not

    Because summers are always jampacked with activities, some struggling couples are willing to make the best of it. They put on a happy face in front of family and friends. They say yes to too many things just to look like they’re a united front. And, by the time August rolls around, they’re burnt out from trying to force their marriage to work.

    4. Summers Are Demanding

    If you have children and they’re busy with friends, sports, and other summertime activities, your typical school-year pick-up and drop-off schedule can be pushed to the brink. The parent who does the majority of the caregiving or who is the one in charge of arranging schedules and making sure everyone is where they’re supposed to be may finally reach a breaking point. They don’t feel supported, have not felt that way for a long time, and summer has underlined this stark point. Marriage, over. August divorce, begun.

    5. Your Kids Are Gone

    Did the youngest finally go off to college? When you officially have an empty nest, it may be clear immediately how little you and your partner still have in common. Do you have different goals for the next decades of your lives? Do you want to spend retirement together? Have you just been sticking it out for the kids? When the last baby bird goes flying away, the marriage nest may quickly crumble after it.

    6. It’s a Good Time to Call It Quits

    Some people choose an August divorce filing time because they didn’t want to ruin their family’s summer – but they also don’t want to ruin their Thanksgiving or Christmas. Filing for divorce at this time of year gives the kids an opportunity to get used to the idea of split-up holidays and gives you time to get some of the hard work of divorce prep out of the way before you must prep for the holidays.

    If you are ready to file for divorce, contact a Michigan divorce lawyer at Femminineo Attorneys. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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