April is not the worst month of the year (because of taxes), but January is. It is the month when many marriages end. The start of the new year brings with it about a one-third increase in divorce filings. The reason is that families decide to stay together over the holidays.

According to eDivorcePapers.com, January has the most divorces.

Hopefully you and your spouse will try to agree on the division of your assets and how to successfully manage the upbringing of your children, so you don’t have to leave it to a judge to decide. If you make your divorce “The War of the Roses” then everyone loses.

No one gets married with divorce in their minds.  Facing a divorce, and the end of a marriage, is a traumatic event. It has been equated to the death of a parent. It is a very sad time in one’s life and will probably be one of the most difficult times in your life. You should do everything you can to not destroy your financial and emotional lives. It is very important that your personal interests and the welfare of your children be protected during the divorce process. Being organized is key to an amicable divorce and achieving an outcome you can live with.

Throughout a divorce being organized is key to protecting your assets and your children. It is important not only to have the information at your fingertips, but also to have the ability to quickly and easily transmit and organize this data to help you through the divorce process.

You actually should prepare for divorce while you are happily married. If you wait until the divorce process has started to begin preparing for your divorce, than it could be too late. The key to a successful outcome, whether it’s through a settlement or litigation, is preparation. The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to settle your case with a favorable outcome. This may sound cynical—but if a divorce doesn’t happen to you, then you have lost nothing, and it doesn’t hurt to have all your financial information organized anyway—but if it does, you are already prepared.