A new study has revealed that Valentine's Day, which is an occasion for sweethearts to exchange gifts, has increasingly become a time for divorce in the United States. Data compiled by Avvo.com, a site that offers free ratings and profiles for lawyers and licensed MDs, found that divorce filings skyrocket about 40 percent this time of year. "Over the past two years we've seen an average increase of 40 percent in the number of requests for divorce lawyers around Valentine's Day, compared to the previous six months," the New York Post quoted Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, as saying. "Furthermore, the number of questions about divorce has soared 36 percent during that same time. Indeed, there's definitely a major Valentine's spike when it comes to divorce," he said. New Jersey lawyer Cary Cheifetz agreed the findings. "We see a definite spike in divorce cases around Valentine's Day. I see it as a combination of cabin fever, people waiting until after the holidays and most importantly, people waiting until they know what their spouse's bonus and income situation will be in the New Year," Cheifetz said.Source: ANI << High Heels Pose No Threat to Pregnant Women: Experts PM Expresses Concern Over Prevalence of Malnutrition in Ind... >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Valentine’s Day 2010 – A Day Dedicated To Love February 14th, every year is a day devoted to the celebration of love in all its forms - be it romantic, filial, platonic, or friendly and is famously called Valentine's Day all over the world. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Tips to Make This Valentine's Day Greener Valentine's Day is nearing and you may be thinking of a gift to your special one. READ MORE Food Gifts for Your Valentine Valentine's day gift: Gift your partner something different, something that will be cherished for life, i.e. gift your Valentine a precious gift - ‘The gift of health.’ Find out more-read on…. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Hearing Loss Calculator Find a Doctor Drug - Food Interactions More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsFood Gifts for Your ValentineHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?