Christmas Day Divorce

Official figures have been released this week confirming that a total of 13 couples started online divorce applications on Christmas Day 2018.

A total of 455 online applications were submitted during the Christmas and New Year period in total.

It is often suggested that pressures can build up over the Christmas period when spouses are spending an extended period of time together. The financial pressure of Christmas can also trigger problems whilst some couples simply decide to wait until Christmas is over to start taking any steps towards a divorce.

The modernisation programme that introduced online applications last year has faced several criticisms in the last year since its introduction, including issues over technology and the speed and scope of the reforms.

If you would like any advice in respect of separation and divorce, our expert Family Solicitors would be happy to assist. For further information or to discuss your matter in a free initial telephone consultation call Mark Vandaele on 01902 796930 ( at our Wolverhampton office or Rachel Baker on 01384 340 580 ( at our Cradley Heath office.