January is often referred to as “the divorce month” among legal circles, because divorce filings in the U.S. typically surge at the start of each new year.

Lawrence Datz, a partner at Datz & Datz, P.A., with more than 30 years of family law experience, visited the News4Jax team to discuss the uptick in divorce rates during the beginning of the year, as well as offer tips on making the divorce process easier for both sides and minimizing trauma for children involved. Watch the news clip here.