January 2, 2023

Divorce After Christmas

Written by Sara Plant

Unfortunately, many marriages end shortly after Christmas.

Whether it’s the stresses of recent years impacting on an already strained relationship, ongoing financial disagreements or a poor decision made under the influence of alcohol.

There are a multitude of reasons why couples decide to separate and unfortunately, many marriages come to an end at the start of January.

The first working day after New Years, referred to by some as ‘D-Day’, see’s a spike in divorce applications, so whether you are thinking of leaving your spouse or your other half has told you the marriage is over, the first response is usually an emotional one.

This can range from relief and happiness through to complete devastation however one thing is certain; the sooner you contact a law firm, the better.

Sara Plant, Head of Divorce and Family Law at Peter Lynn and Partners commented: “The stresses of Christmas can be the final straw for many marriages and we regularly experience double the number of divorce enquiries the first week of January however the spike remains high throughout the month”.

Each divorce is different, and while some are relatively straightforward and amicable, many become bitter battles which is why selecting the right law firm at the outset can make a difference not just to the whole process, but to the outcome.

We have one of the largest and most experienced divorce and family law teams in the region and bring a successful combination of experience and resources when working with clients and offer a sympathetic yet professional approach.

Our team can help with matters relating to:
• Divorce
• Mediation
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• Child Arrangement Orders
• Paternity Issues
• Parental Responsibility Agreements Or Orders
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• Changing Your Child’s Name
• Child Abduction
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• Grandparent Rights

If you find yourself in need of a divorce specialist, contact our expert team of family lawyers today and arrange your free 30-minute consultation – 01792 450010 or [email protected]