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Research suggests that just 8% of people stick to their New Years resolutions. Have you made any resolutions this year?

Some people make resolutions that they will loose weight, join the gym, spend less money each month or change their career. Unfortunately for some, the Christmas period hasn't brought them the joyous time with their family that they hoped and they may make a resolution to start the divorce process and "break free" of their unhappiness.

For years, matrimonial Solicitors have referred to the Monday back at work after the Christmas break "Divorce D-Day".


There are many reasons that people decide to file for divorce on the so-called "D-Day". It is thought that stress has been caused for couples playing happy families over the festive period. It is a time when families are together for longer periods of time in their own homes without their day to day distractions such as work.

It could be the case that some marriages have been close to breaking point before the festive period but without the mundane distractions of day to day life over Christmas, couples have reached breaking point and had time to think and reflect.

Here at Ramsdens, we are of the view that it is a myth that most new divorce enquires come through on "D-Day". Our experience over the years has shown that although we do receive a number of new enquiries on "D-Day" it is mainly throughout the whole of January and February that we see an increase in couples separating rather than just on a specific date.

Divorce is never easy especially, when children are involved. Our Resolution trained Family Lawyers recognise this and handle all family matters, including divorce, with integrity, efficiency and in a non-confrontational way.

Tomorrow we will be posting a blog detailing the top 10 tips for couples going through a Divorce. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to one of our experts we offer free 30 minute consultations at any of our 12 offices. We have appointments available from 7:45am until 7:00pm Monday to Friday. Call us free on 08000 147720.