Happy Valentine’s Day, Cats and Dogs

Attorney Walter H. Bentley III of Southfield, Mich., will be offering a lucky client a Valentine’s Day special: a free divorce, reports Yahoo News and Good Morning America (ABC) in this article.

A survey in 2011 by Avvo.com, a service that matches attorneys with clients, found a strong uptick in the number of people seeking divorce advice around Valentine’s Day

Fascinating. “The Valentine’s Effect”, where a huge spike in interest in divorces occurs around Valentine’s Day. No, kids, there really isn’t anything sacred anymore.

Avvo, Inc., the web’s largest expert-only legal Q&A forum and directory (www.avvo.com), released data that indicates the number of consumers seeking information about divorce escalates around Valentine’s Day. Coined as the ‘Valentine’s Effect,’ filings for divorce typically rise around Valentine’s Day, and on Avvo.com, questions about divorce soar as much as 40 percent.

In a classic damned if you do and don’t, for those men who may see Valentine’s Day as a synergistic time to seek reconciliation…

“Also, there is a small percentage of people who want to get their ex’es back around Valentine’s Day, so domestic violence restraining orders are also popular around this holiday.”

And finally, there is a place to unload those excess engagement rings. No one will tell your fiance that you invested pennies on the dollar. Just go to I do now I don’t and you can buy and sell these once emotionally priceless items. Mr Bentley won’t take any of your proceeds.

Welcome to progressive hell. Cats and dogs are laying together.

Edited to add, the reason I never forget Valentine’s Day is it coincides with the birthday of my sweetheart (pic included—–proof of my game)

IMG_1161Or perhaps proof that cats and dogs DID lay together

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