National Divorce Day – How solicitors and charities can support you
At Wolferstans, we understand that the Christmas holiday period can highlight issues within a relationship. Many people choose to remain together until the end of the holiday period and then take the difficult decision to separate in January, so much so that the first Monday of January is traditionally referred to as ‘National Divorce Day’.
Separating from your spouse
Relationships can break down over this period for all sorts of reasons such as New Year's resolutions or just the stress of the Christmas holiday period. You may have decided to wait until after the Christmas period to separate and deal with your divorce to avoid causing an impact on any children or wider family during this time.
As an example Relate, a charity who provide relationship support in the UK, have reported back in 2019 that calls to their charity increased by 12% in the January with website visits up 53%. There were 30,154 divorce applications made during January to March 2022. This is an increase of 30% from October to December 2021.
If you are worried about your relationship or have thought about separating, then you may be thinking about your options in the New Year. The main things to remember are that you are not alone and there is support available to you during this difficult time.
How a solicitor can help you
You might be considering doing your divorce yourself. Although DIY divorces may seem appealing initially, they do not take account of children, property, pensions or general finances. These issues are really where the majority of complexity of a divorce arises.
If you are in a position where you have property, pensions or capital assets, it would be sensible to seek legal advice before taking steps to proceed with a divorce from your partner.
Going through a divorce can be an emotionally taxing time and having the support and guidance form one of our specialist team at Wolferstans can make all the difference.
We will try to ensure an amicable settlement is reached through options such as negotiation, mediation and collaborative law, allowing you to avoid Court proceedings wherever possible. If the Court’s assistance is necessary, we will support and advise you through the process, helping you to achieve the best available result.
The Divorce and Finance Team at Wolferstans are accredited experts who have been specifically trained to handle cases involving businesses, pensions, shares or other complex assets. The decisions that you make during your divorce could affect the rest of your life.
Charities and organisations that can help you
Relate – Offer relationship support
First Light – Offer support for people affected by Domestic Abuse and Sexual violnecne in Devon and Cornwall.
PDAS (Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service) - Provide support to men, women and children who need advice and protection from domestic abuse
Get in touch with our highly experienced divorce solicitors
For clear, pragmatic advice with your divorce, please get in touch with our specialist divorce solicitors today. We can ensure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible.