Divorce solicitors see spike in people seeking advice in January

Posted 08/01/2018

Every year, the first working Monday in January after the festive holidays sees a spike in people contacting divorce solicitors about separating from partners. Indeed, Holmes & Hills expects the entire month of January to be busy with people seeking such advice, as was very much the case in January 2017.  

Relate, one of the UK’s biggest relationship charities offering counselling services, reveals that they experienced a 20% increase in calls from people seeking their assistance last January. Holmes & Hills Solicitors echoes the revelation, with Carol Toulson, Partner and Head of Holmes & Hills’ team of Family Law solicitors, saying: “January is a busy time for us in the Family Law Department, with a significant increase in the number of people contacting us for advice and guidance in relation to divorce and separation.

“Reasons for the increase include the additional strains and pressures that the festive period, and the build-up to it, can put on a relationship. In other cases, individuals have been putting off seeking advice until after Christmas and New Year, sometimes hoping to shield children over the festive period.

What to do if you’re considering separation:

Carol explains “I would always recommend seeking advice from a specialist divorce and Family Law solicitor at an early a stage as possible; so that individuals can get the legal advice they need and ensure their interests are fully protected.”

Holmes & Hills Solicitors has a team of specialist Family Law solicitors that advise and represent hundreds of clients across Essex and Suffolk every year in respect of relationship matters, including issues surrounding children, divorce, separation and financial settlements.

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For expert advice on divorce or separation, call Holmes & Hills Solicitors on 01376 320456 (Essex) or 01787 275275 (Suffolk).

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