For many years, January was widely considered "Divorce Month" by divorce attorneys who experienced a dramatic uptick in business immediately following the holiday season.

But according to a new analysis of divorce filings and searches for divorce-related information on the Internet, March is the true "Divorce Month."

According to, searches for "divorce" and related phrases such as "family law" and "child custody" jumped 50% - from just over 10,000 in December 2010 to nearly 16,000 in January 2011, and continued to surge through March.

In fact, "Divorce" has been the number one searched term on since February 2010. analyzed divorce filings across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011 and found that divorces spike in January, continue to rise, and peak in late March.