Joe Cordell Explains 'Divorce Month' Trend On Fox Business

Joe Cordell Explains ‘Divorce Month’ Trend On Fox Business

Fox BusinessIn many legal circles, January is referred to as “divorce month” because of the surge in divorce filings that typically occur during the first month of the year. A recent survey even predicted a 300% increase in divorce inquiries in January

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell recently appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. to discuss some of the reasons for this uptick.

“I think in some ways it’s like a perfect storm for divorce,” Mr. Cordell said.

Mr. Cordell explained that the holidays often lead to increased tension between couples in preexisting taut relationships. However, most of these marriages started their downward trend prior to the holiday season.

“There probably was t his abiding sort of dissatisfaction that has typically been there for a while,” Mr. Cordell said. “This wasn’t an idea that was born during the holidays, typically. Maybe even, in fact, there was some tendency to hope that (during) the holidays things will be different, and it turns out it’s not.”

Watch the full interview.

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.