The media is reporting that today is "Divorce Day". It is commonly thought by the media that this is the busiest time of the year for family solicitors.
The truth is that there is not a surge of enquiries on this day. Yes, family solicitors are busy catching up with work from emails received over the Christmas period, but we do not have a sudden surge of enquires, as suggested by the media.
However, if you are contemplating separation, you don’t have to go to court for your separation or divorce.
If you and your former partner want to resolve matters, there are many options available to you including mediation, collaborative law, together with solicitor negotiation. These processes support you and your former partner to work together to decide arrangements for any children once you have separated, and how money and assets (such as the family home) will be divided between you.
Therefore by taking control and avoiding attending court, it is possible to have a “good” divorce and members of the Dutton Gregory Family team will be able to assist you and guide you through the process.
Divorce Day, as it has come to be known by lawyers in recent years, is a day on which law firms reportedly see a spike in couples filing to split from one another. It falls on the first Monday following 1 January – which this year is on Monday 6 January – likely due to high numbers of separating couples hoping for a new start with the new year. In January 2019, relationship support organisation Relate reported a significant increase in the number of people visiting its website over the festive season.