As Libertyville residents may know, there are often a variety of reasons for any divorce. From problems with recreational life choices to financial arguments, overcoming regular or large arguments can be difficult. One reason for divorce not often put forth is that of summer vacation. However, a recent international study indicates that a fifth of parents consider divorce after the end of summer vacation.
The reason is not too much time with kids, but instead has to do with finances. Specifically, parents report finances are often tight during summer vacation due to paying for childcare, taking expensive vacations and the like. Figuring out how to cover all these costs can be a huge point of tension between couples, whether they live in America or abroad.
One expert suggests another reason parents think about divorce at the end of summer vacation is because parents do not want to ruin the summer months for their children. Instead they wait to consider or broach the divorce topic until their children are distracted by the school year.
Other studies have come to similar conclusions: The breaking point is most often financial disagreements and stress.
If a divorce is inevitable, there are certain things an individual should do in order to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. First, it is important to be aware of the applicable divorce laws in Illinois. The state where the couple resides at the time of divorce will typically have jurisdiction to oversee the divorce proceedings. Thus, being familiar with the laws is a huge advantage. Next, if the divorcing Libertyville couple is unable to come to an amicable agreement regarding child custody and property issues, they may want to consider consulting an experienced professional to ensure their legal rights are protected throughout the proceedings.
Source: Huffington Post, “Divorce Study Finds That A Fifth Of U.K. Parents Consider Divorce After Summer Break,” Aug. 23, 2013.