Have you ever heard that January is the month with the highest number of divorce filings? It’s a difficult statistic to prove since there’s no central database of divorce filings. However, Judy LaBuda, a now former divorce attorney in Boulder, believes this to be true.
“We often meet with people for initial consults in November and December who decide to wait until after the holidays to file,” Judy said. Couples often choose to wait until the New Year to tell their children and it also puts off having to complete the financial documents.
What that means is that come January/February, there are lots of people living the single life again, often after being married for many years. I was married for almost 18 years and once I was in the house on my own with my two children, the prospect of maintaining it was overwhelming. I even worried about remembering when garbage collection day was and what I would do if I forgot to put the trash out!
One way to ease those worries is to have a good, honest handyman standing at the ready. Hope you enjoy listening to this story …..
I loved interviewing Maggie for this piece – quite aside from all the practical how-tos, the biggest message I got from her was not to take it all so seriously. Listen to that laugh! I’m not sure just when I started losing my sense of humor – definitely sometime before the divorce – but regaining it is absolutely a commitment I’ve made to myself for this year.
Have you rediscovered your sense of humor? Got a funny story to share?