6 January – “Divorce Monday”?

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December 20, 2019

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Why will Monday 6 January 2020 be viewed as Divorce Monday?

For many people January is a fresh start, a new beginning and a time for New Year’s resolutions.  For some, this time is an opportunity to reflect on the bigger picture – where their life is going.

It is probably not surprising that in the period immediately after Christmas there is a spike in enquiries for divorce and family lawyers.  At this time, the UK’s largest dating website experience their busiest period for new registrations and Google reports more searches online for “divorce lawyers” than any other time of year.

What is the reason for this?  It may be that some have already decided that their marriage or relationship is experiencing difficulties, but delayed making a decision before the New Year so as not to ruin Christmas for the family or upset the children.  Alternatively, some find that the stress of the Christmas period itself can add to any strain a relationship may already be under and bring matters to a head.  For some it is simply a time when people consider changes that need to be made in order to move their lives in the direction they wish.

If you have made the decision to separate from your spouse or partner it is key to obtain legal advice early so that you can consider your options and talk things over with a specialist who can advise you on the implications, financial and otherwise, of your decision.

Try to keep the lines of communications open between you and your spouse, particularly if there are children, to minimise the impact on them.

In the event that you decide to seek legal advice it is important that you choose a lawyer who specialises in family law and is a member of Resolution.  Members of Resolution ascribe to a Code of Conduct where every attempt is made to work effectively with the client and those representing the spouse or partner, to minimise conflict, stress and expense to both parties.

All our family lawyers at Townsend Family Law are either members of Resolution or accredited members of their specialist panel.  We do everything we can to work with our clients to provide the most cost effective, constructive and amicable resolution of any difficulties whilst taking a robust stance where necessary to protect their interests.

If you require any advice or guidance for any of the matters mentioned in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our specialist team would be only too pleased to support and assist you.

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