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Summer Break Marks Spike in Separation and Divorce Enquiries

14 Sep 2016

Posted in Family Law

Recent American research into divorce trends has found that divorce is seasonal with immediate spikes in marriage breakdowns after summer and winter holidays.

Washington Researchers analysed filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015, and found they peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer breaks, which would appear to be the case here in the UK also.

Right now in Divorce Lawyers London are at the ready as family law specialists prepare themselves for September – post summer holidays, which is frequently one of the busiest periods of activity. Autumn is a time when following poor summer holidays, often attended by one party just to keep the family peace temporarily, are over and it’s time to start a new chapter.

Divorce in London and the South East is very much part of day to day life, but let us not under-estimate how many countless hours have gone into the decision to see couples and families part. According to most statistics, more than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce, and the early part of autumn along with winter breaks is when we see action being taken. When relationships are unstable one of the parties tends to take action looking for a trusted divorce solicitor following a difficult holiday, which crystalizes thoughts that may have been in the back of the mind.

The decision to divorce is such a life-changing step, particularly for those with families. People can feel isolated, lonely and anxious about the future and that is why trusted, experienced and sympathetic divorce lawyers are a first point of call. It can feel for those divorcing that it is something unique to them, but while circumstances surrounding break-ups vary, there is much support for those divorcing helping them adjust to a new chapter in their life.

If you have decided that it is time for you to leave your partner, and would like to know how we can help, please contact us for a confidential discussion. Our divorce lawyers are here to help.