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Are divorces up in January?

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January 3rd has been dubbed National Divorce Day in the UK as supposedly law firms see a spike in the number of enquiries who are considering a divorce. The myth goes that, for those with cracks in their relationship, spending time with the family over the Christmas period can be the final straw. It may also be partly the result of putting off something horrible until after the forced fun of Christmas and part of a New Year’s resolution.

However, the Church of England says that, on the contrary, the beginning of January has become one of the busiest times of year for vicars – because of a rush of couples getting engaged. Perhaps the Royal Wedding in 2012 will have added extra interest in tying the knot as well?

The Telegraph reports the full article here. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9786116/Forget-divorce-day-January-is-the-month-for-love-says-Church.html]

Heidi Cardoza, a Family Solicitor at Frettens says “It is true, at this time of year family departments across the country do see the number of divorce related enquiries rise. Christmas can be a manic and stressful time, especially for couples who are unhappy in their relationship. When any person comes to see us, we are careful to make sure a divorce is what they really want, particularly if it could be a knee-jerk decision made over the Christmas period or during January. It is a big decision which cannot be taken lightly. For those that are ready to move on from their relationship, we offer advice on the divorce and separation process and on each person’s finances, property arrangements and how it will affect any children. Taking this step is never easy but we are here to support you throughout and help you on the road to a brighter future.”

For a free initial meeting please call 01202 499255 and Heidi or a member of her team will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

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