Is January really “Divorce Month?”

Much is said about January being the ‘peak month’ for divorce, with many couples deciding that the new year will herald a new start for them in going their separate ways.

Recently, there has been much media hype about there being an actual ‘Divorce Day’ – which this year fell on January 8. This is supposedly the date when internet searches for divorce are at their greatest level and calls to lawyers also reach their height.

It is true to say that January is the month that some couples do decide to separate, often as a result of the pressure building over the Christmas period together and magnifying tensions that had been there for some time.

However, couples take the difficult decision to separate at all times of the year, not just in January. There isn’t a right or best time to end a relationship, or to decide to seek specialist advice, and each situation is entirely different.

Again, such a decision lies with the individuals concerned, and no two situations are ever the same. What we would say is that if you do decide to seek advice, ensure you appoint a specialist family lawyer who takes the time to understand your situation and the outcome you want.

Our team at Sintons is renowned as one of the most capable in the North East and far beyond, and we act for clients across the whole of the UK, usually on word-of-mouth recommendation. We are well known for our ability to sensitively handle situations and offer clear and direct advice with our clients’ interests always at the forefront of our minds.

If you are considering January and 2018 as your new start, come and speak to us. Whether you want to clarify your options ahead of making your decision, or you are already clear about your desire to separate, we have the capability and experience to support your every need

Jayne Boyd is a specialist matrimonial solicitor at law firm Sintons, based in Newcastle. To speak to Jayne, contact her at or 0191 226 3692.

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