The first working Monday after the New Year is known as ‘’Divorce day’’, due to the increase in enquiries received by family lawyers.
Generally, this trend follows a period of busy, and often intense, family celebrations which, along with the financial strain of Christmas, can push an already fractured relationship or marriage to breaking point.
As family lawyers, we are often consulted by parties wishing to understand the consequences of bringing their marriage or relationship to an end. Typically, if such consultations are held towards the end of the calendar year, parties will usually take time to consider their position over Christmas meaning that it is often a make or break period.
Some may feel that divorce is the only option, however, if possible, couples choosing to separate should take legal advice before commencing divorce proceedings, as the consequences of a divorce can be hard to undo, especially in relation to child arrangements and financial agreements.
Taking the first step to seek advice from a solicitor can be daunting. At Blaser Mills Law, we understand that this is a highly stressful and emotional time. Our expert family team can offer fixed fee initial meetings so that you can take advice on your position without an obligation to issue divorce proceedings or instigating a separation straightway. We seek to resolve disputes as amicably as possible in an attempt to minimise the emotional and financial impact. If litigation cannot be avoided, we will litigate firmly to ensure that your interests are fully protected and your objectives reached in the most cost-effective manner.
If you have a family law enquiry please contact 020 3814 2020 and ask to speak to one of the family solicitors who will deal with your enquiry in confidence and will ensure that you are fully informed as to any decisions which you wish take further down the line.