As the holidays approach, filing for divorce in Charlotte drops off significantly. If you think about it, that makes sense. No one wants to start the process of ending a marriage right before Thanksgiving or Christmas. The timing of the first steps of separation often follows seasonal trends.
One would be remiss in failing to acknowledge another extremely important point: While divorce can be an emotional affair for parents in even the best of circumstances, ending a marriage can prove a trying time for a young, developing mind.
“Despite how miserable family life may be, parents gravitate to ‘giving the kids one more Thanksgiving or Christmas.’ That’s OK, if anything it shows how much parents love and care about their children and their feelings.”
– Bill Powers
Indeed, formal separation, and learning to live with the “new normal” home life, visitation, and child custody may necessitate counseling and special care in the timing of things.
That’s why the NC family law in Chapter 50-13.2 is written to ensure the welfare of minor children and judges are charged with the duty to make legal rulings consistent with what is in the child’s best interests.