January is traditionally a time for reassessing our lives and relationships. For any marriage under stress, the pressures of the festive season – the financial strain of over-indulgence, time with the in-laws and each other, excessive drinking, late nights, a never ending to-do list… – have often taken their toll. When the Christmas decorations have been dismantled and the children have gone back at school, having the new year stretching ahead can feel unbearable. Predictably, the media tells us every year that the end of the first week in January is regarded as the time of year when divorce rates peak. But at Andrew Isaacs Solicitors, statistics aren’t important; people are.
We know that getting divorced is a heart-wrenching and difficult time. That time has to be right for you. It doesn’t matter what the rest of the world is doing; you’re one in a million, not one in a crowd. Regardless of whether your marriage breaks down in January or June, the beginning of the year or the end of it, you will need legal advice that is individual to you and your situation. Divorce is not a buy-it-now, end of season bargain or January sale item; it’s a huge and life-changing decision. So yes, hesitate, think it through some more. And when you’re ready, contact us, you will find the help and support that you need, when you need it.