Summer is Peak Divorce Season


Summer is Peak Divorce Season

Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, and vacations. It is also peak season for divorces.

During the summer, children are home from school, families are vacationing, and married couples are spending more time together. If there are issues in a marriage, they tend to worsen when the parties spend more time together and when they are under more stress.

Summertime presents stressers for married couples. Children are home from school and needing entertainment. Vacations are expensive and can cause financial strain. It is hot and humid, and tensions can run high.

Divorce filings increase during the month of August, which may be attributable to the stress of the summer, the increased time for reflection and relaxation, or a desire to move forward in beginning the divorce process before children return to school.

Regardless of the reason, if you’re finding yourself facing a divorce this summer, we can be of help. Click or Call 610-892-3877

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About Alicia Fastman

Alicia Fastman graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then went on to complete her Juris Doctorate at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE. Alicia graduated from law school with pro bono distinction, completed a Certificate in Criminal Law, and focused her intensive studies within the fields of litigation and trial advocacy. Alicia joined LaMonaca Law in April of 2011 and is a Partner at the firm. She was selected as a Top Lawyer in Main Line Magazine in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 in the areas of Family Law and Divorce and has been named as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Adoption and Trial in the Delaware County Daily Times. Alicia is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. Alicia resides in Delaware County with her dog, Leonard. In her time outside of the courtroom or office, she enjoys creating art, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.