In some parts of the world, today is known as Divorce Day and is credited as the date when more couples decide to make the split than any other. Some analysts point to the stress of the holidays as a “last straw” in many strained marriages. For others (and I can count myself among them), the end was clear before the holidays, but acting on it was delayed in order to preserve the holiday for family.
Whatever the reason for making the decision to divorce, now or any time of year, consider mediation as part of your process. It will save you thousands of dollars, increase your control of the decisions, reduce animosity, and, if you have minor children, help to establish your new co-parenting relationship. More about divorce and custody mediation.