The first working Monday after the festive period has been
famously dubbed ‘Divorce Day,’ thanks to the soaring number of couples who
break up after the holidays.
Family lawyers regularly see a surge in divorce enquiries
around this time of year, with financial pressures and family tensions over
Christmas often being blamed.
Our family law experts can offer confidential advice to
those considering a divorce, providing helpful information on finances, what
could happen to the family home, and much more.
Donald Wright, a solicitor at Watermans Legal, said: “It’s a new year and a new beginning. January is a time when we get a surge of enquiries in the New Year. Clients can take advantage of our deal of £99 for a conversation for an initial meeting to work out a plan.
“It’s strictly confidential so some people may just want to
have a talk and they never come back again.”
“I have over 30 years experience so there are not many problems that I haven’t dealt with.
“I have experience in dealing with all kinds of situations that come up, whether it’s local, national or international.
“We’ve got a team of four lawyers here so we’re ready to
Here we’ve provided five questions on what to ask your
lawyer on Divorce Day.
What will happen to the family house?
An experienced family lawyer can provide you with advice
before divorce proceedings start on what may happen to the family home after a
They can help couples who no longer want to be together but
still wish to protect their home and assets.
What happens to the finances?
Divorce lawyers can help when a marriage or Civil Partnership breaks down
and any assets, financial or otherwise, have to be divided between the two
Many factors are taken into account when deciding who
receives which assets, and there are numerous options available to divide these
What about the children?
Co-parenting can be a tricky subject if a marriage breaks
down and the two parties involved no longer wish to communicate.
Hiring a divorce lawyer can help ease the stress of
co-parenting and contact decisions, as a third party involvement means parents
don’t have to communicate in person if they don’t wish to.
We have experts in handling complicated cases and providing
sensitive support for your children.
How do I actually get divorced?
Our team of family lawyers can help to guide you through
every aspect of the divorce and we will happily answer any questions that you
may have about the process.
Although divorces can be complex, our solicitors are highly
skilled when it comes to the entire divorce process and we can guide clients
What if we can’t agree? What happens next?
Divorces can be highly-pressured, so if there’s conflict involved it’s important to ask your lawyer the best advice on coming to a resolution.