Over the course of the year there are certain months when family lawyers, across all parts of the country, see an increase in divorce and separation.
We have all heard of divorce rates increasing in January, but September is becoming an increasingly busy month for lawyers with many people returning from their holidays considering a permanent separation. So what happens during those sunny months?
The Daily Telegraph suggests that many couples jet across to foreign countries with an expectation that the holiday will solve all their problems, with the hope that they will rediscover their carefree ways and escape the pressures of everyday life. Read the full article here.
In reality, if a relationship is already in severe difficulties, a holiday is unlikely to mend the broken cracks.
Most holidays are unfortunately not as carefree as we would hope, especially when there are children (no matter what age). It is the one time of the year whereby you all spend a week or two constantly in each other’s company, without the distractions of home life and with nowhere to hide. Even for the perfect family, it is not always stress free but for those families who are already going through difficulties - it can be the final straw.
Written by Danielle Day, Family Lawyer at Berwins Solicitors.