January often marks the beginning of a new chapter in life and unfortunately for many people, this means making the decision to divorce.
Divorce filings rise by a third during January when couples have usually had one last Christmas together for the sake of the children or they have put off the inevitable because it didn’t feel right filing for divorce over Christmas.
Not everyone who decides to divorce in January knows what to expect when proceedings begin, which is why it is so important to seek appropriate legal advice at the earliest opportunity. National Family Mediation (NFM) received 2,200 calls each month in 2014 from people who were unable to understand their divorce options.
Divorce becomes much more complicated when there are children involved and that one last Christmas spent together as a family will soon be replaced with complex negotiations on when each parent will have access to the children.
Consulting and experienced legal team who can act on your behalf as you seek to make a divorce settlement will help ensure that your best interest are served where possible. Acting early will give you better control over your own and your family’s destiny so that you can approach the New Year with confidence that everything will work out for the best.