Divorce rates set to soar in the New Year

Anita Crewdson, a Solicitor in Astle Paterson’s Family Department discusses the annual surge in enquiries about divorce following the Christmas break.

Anita said “Some people believe it is a myth, however as Lawyers we do see an increase in enquiries about divorce following the return from Christmas break.

Whether it is because of a final straw of a partner forgetting to buy their spouse a Christmas present, feeling trapped after spending too much time together over the festive period or whether people are simply waiting until Christmas is out of the way before making the difficult decision, at Astle Paterson we do see somewhat of a significant increase in meetings with spouses who wish to draw their marriage to an end following the New Year.

Further, the recent case of a fault being found in the Government’s online financial statement on divorce tool highlights the desirability for people to seek at least some legal advice should they be considering getting divorced.”

Anita concluded “People do not like going to see Solicitors about family matters, so to make you feel more comfortable with Astle Paterson your first interview will be charged at a fixed fee of £60 where we can discuss with you the general divorce procedure – including as to financial matters on divorce and any children.”

Should you wish to meet with Anita Crewdson or one of our other highly experienced Solicitors to discuss any Family Law related issues then please contact Astle Paterson on 01283 531366 or by email at

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