Certain times of year are common for different life events or family activities. For instance, September is the most popular month in the U.S. for birthdays. Research indicates that this is true as well for divorce.
A study from the University of Washington indicates that there is a biannual pattern for divorce filings, which occur in March and August. Associate sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini reviewed filings from 2001 and 2015 to determine the trend exists.