The Season of Divorce
Christmas is over, it’s a new year and a new start with many deciding that a new start means divorce or separation. The Mirror reported that 40% of couples blame their separations on the financial strain of Christmas as this increases pressure on their relationship. As well as the financial impact of Christmas, it has also been reported that having to spend extended periods of time over the festive period in an unhappy couple can be a catalyst into starting divorce proceedings in January. Infamously dubbed ‘D-Day’ or ‘Divorce Day’, the first working day in January has become the busiest day of the year in most solicitors’ offices.
According to a report by The Independent, one in five married couples are considering separating after staying together over Christmas. However, research by The Co-operative indicates that many couples had already decided to separate before Christmas with one in four couples deciding to wait to separate until the festive period was over in order to avoid upsetting family and loved ones and enjoy one last Christmas together as a family unit.
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By Claire Clark on 20 Jan 2016, 09:10 AM