January to see Divorce increase


06 January, 2011

Traditionally the number of new divorce cases in January is always high but Forbes Solicitors are predicting an even bigger increase this year.

Historically couples wait until after Christmas to divorce for many reasons - for the sake of their children, so as not to spoil their Christmas holidays or simply due to spending more time in each others company than usual.

However this year's rate is predicted to be even higher due in part to the recent economic crisis. Financial pressures on a couple caused by the recent credit crunch can put further strain on a marriage that may already be struggling.

Judith Wright, Senior Family Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors in Preston comments, "Due to the economic difficulties, clients may have been more cautious in the last 12 months about turning to a Solicitor for assistance as they have been reluctant to spend money on legal fees when that money could have been put to use within the family home. However, due to improving factors, including the slight rise in property prices, we are expecting to see an increase in the number of new divorce cases as those who have decided to separate may now be a bit more confident that they can sell their home and thus move on."

Forbes family law team is made up of specialist Divorce Solicitors who offer advice on all areas of Family Law, including divorce, division of assets following marriage breakdown, cohabitee issues, ancillary relief, civil partnerships, children matters and change of name deeds. For further information on divorce issues please contact any of our Family Law Solicitors.


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