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Dealing with ‘Divorce Month’

January 20, 2017 - Diamond Articles
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January has been dubbed ‘Divorce Month’ by lawyers and statistics alike, shining a light on an unhappy surge in divorce filings and divorce related searches in the New Year. Many divorce lawyers notice a significant bump in divorce filings come January, as well as a general spike in new and questioning clients that often carries through until March.

Why January?

While there is no true way to pinpoint the exact reasons why an individual finally decides to move forward with a divorce, there has been speculation as to why this specific time of year. Usually, if someone has decided in January to file, it points to issues that started well before the holiday, but it is often seen as better to wait until after the holidays to make any final decisions. This is especially true when children are involved.

Another point made was with that the New Year brings a lot of realizations. Looking at the possibility of another year, in the same marital situation, is often enough to trigger someone to take those first steps toward change. After a holiday full of traveling, extended family, and time away from work, the ‘back to reality’ feeling sets in quite quickly with that first Monday back in your old routine.

Looking for a clean slate?

While some see starting over in a stressful and unhappy light, some do find the process positive and refreshing. When looking at the possibility of redirecting the trajectory of your life, it is nice to start with a clean slate, and an open mind for the future. Part of this cleansing spirit may include getting rid of the things that represent your prior life situation.

In marriage, one of the biggest reminders will likely be your engagement ring and wedding band. While it may hold happy memories, starting this new chapter completely unbridled with the past can be therapeutic. You can also think about the monetary return you receive as a positive first step in your new chosen path. Instead of letting it gather dust in a drawer, turn something negative into a positive.

Where to sell your secondhand wedding band or engagement ring?

Selling diamond rings secondhand can often be daunting, but WP Diamonds is here to help. We employ GIA trained gemologists to accurately value your ring by comparing it to the current secondhand market, ensuring you a fair and competitive price. The entire process is quick, convenient and can be completed at home. After getting some specifics on your ring, we will give you an initial price and an insured FedEx overnight shipping label, completely free of charge. You can then send us your engagement ring overnight, insured to its highest possible value and protected by Brinks security.

The following day, once we receive your piece, we will give you a final offer, and you could have money wired into your account that same day. It’s that simple. And if for any reason you decide not to move forward with our offer, we will send your ring back free of charge.

While all divorces present their own unique set of challenges, it can also be a great opportunity to start again.

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