National Child-Centered Divorce Month used to be in July. It has been expanded to International Child-Centered Divorce Month and the month was changed to January. January is the month that has the highest divorce actions started so it makes sense to make this change. Some people come to our office and say divorce is their New Years resolution, some people say they hoped the holidays would be better but they weren't, and some people say they were just too busy over the holidays to add one more thing to the mix. Whatever the reason, the monthly cycle shows that initiation of divorce proceedings are busiest during the month of January every year.
National Child-Centered Divorce Month was started by Rosalind Sedacca, a certified corporate trainer and a divorced mom who wanted to emphasize the importance of parents and professionals remembering the children and the challenges they face when their parents divorce and their world suddenly changes. The National Child-Centered Divorce Month was a reminder to ask the question we need to keep asking ourselves which is "What is in the best interests of the child?"
A sign outside our local church for the last few weeks says….."May your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions." Here's a New Year's thought to leave you with. Hopefully this year resolutions will last longer and troubles will be even shorter….for everyone!