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New Year New You – and maybe a Divorce


New Year New You – and maybe a Divorce

By Karen Weiner

It has to be said January is a miserable month. The excitement of the build up to Christmas and the new year is long gone. The mornings are dark and cold and the nights draw in early. By the time we return to work having spent what remains of our salary and Christmas money at the sales pay day seems a long way off.   Resolutions have been made and more often than not broken by the end of the first week.

January is however a time to reflect on the past year and to think what changes need to be made in the hope of finding future happiness.  This is the time of year when most people set their goals whether they are personal or business. And for some this means “out with the old and in with the new”. January is therefore traditionally the busiest time of year for divorce lawyers. The first working Monday of the year, known as Divorce Day  historically see the most divorce petitions issued in the family court and family solicitors inundated with new enquiries.

The truth is for most people that see a divorce lawyer in January it is not a spur of the moment thing bought on suddenly over the Christmas period but something that has been building up over the past months, and for some years, and spending time over the Christmas holidays with their other half and his or her family can simply be the last straw.  Most parents also don’t want to initiate a divorce  before Christmas because they don’t want to ruin it for their children.

I see new clients throughout the year – there are generally peaks in the numbers of enquiries in January and also after the summer holidays when the children have gone back to school. Some people are ready to start divorce proceedings having thought about it for a long time and for others it is early stages and they just want to get an idea of the process and the consequences.

Even if you are not sure that divorce is the right road for you getting legal advice can help you make that decision. At an initial consultation I will discuss with you your particular circumstances, the options available to you, the likely outcome and of course the cost  so that you have all the information you need to make what is an immense life changing decision for you and your family.  If this is you and you are not sure about whether a divorce is right for you and are worried about the consequences for your children or finances call me on 0333 12 12345 or email me at to arrange an initial fixed fee consultation.



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