Each year the media report that the first working day back after New Year is "Divorce Day". Supposedly this is the day when most people contact solicitors for advice regarding commencing divorce proceedings because of difficulties over the Christmas period. Research suggests that this is not the real reason.
Separating from a spouse or partner is never an easy decision and advice should be taken at an early stage to consider financial and children matters.
Furious rows over Christmas dinner are not the real reason behind a reported spike in couples inquiring about divorce in January, new research suggests.