The Festive Season is often regarded as one of the most joyful times of the year in the UK. The word ‘Christmas’ conjures up images of mince pies, merriment and above all family, but the happiness that Christmas can bring also has a flip side. Having such high expectations of the season with its accompanying pressure to play ‘happy families’ can push already strained relationships to bursting point.
If you’ve experienced this phenomenon this Christmas, you’re far from alone. According to the Office of National Statistics, more than 109,000 people got divorced in 2016 with marital disharmony peaking during the festive season--one in five married couples considered separation between Christmas and the New Year according to a recent survey of 2,000 couples.
“We always see an increase in inquiries about how to initiate divorce proceedings in January.” Says Cem Usten from Shakespeare Martineau firm, “The Christmas period can often be a stressful time, both emotionally and financially and it’s closely followed by the start of the new year which can cause people to wonder if change is possible”.
“People often just seek an initial consultation so that they understand what the process would involve and then choose not to proceed”
We all know that divorce is a serious decision-- yet the dawn of a new year often inspires us to seek out tangible change, even if we’re not yet sure what we truly want. This kind of idealism is harmless when it comes to the-only-used-once gym membership but divorce often requires a more cautious approach. Contacting a lawyer can be both daunting and expensive but it’s difficult to make an informed decision without understanding the process and your legal position.
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