Crisis at Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly?  Well not for everyone.  For many the run up to Christmas and afterwards is characterised by rising tensions in their personal relationships.  For everyone the festive season is busy but for some the overwhelming financial pressure, the stress of wanting a "perfect Christmas" will often serve to bring those problems between couples to a head.

Historically there has been a boom in the number of couples seeking to separate and divorce immediately following New Year, when one or other or both of them decide the New Year should signify a fresh start.  Whilst for some couples a breathing space and time for reflection will lead them to put their problems into perspective and move forward together, for a large number of couples the festive season is simply the last straw.  It is at this time critical that separating couples receive legal advice. 

The Family team at Rollits have a wealth of experience in supporting our clients through the process of separation and divorce.  Our services are comprehensive.  For some the traditional Court process is the best way for them to resolve the difficulties arising in connection with their financial affairs and the future care arrangements for their children but at Rollits there is a strong tradition in looking for alternative forms of dispute resolution and in that regard we are able to offer them mediation and the collaborative law options.

For more information contact:

Sheridan Ball - 01482 337361 ( )

Karen Myles - 01904 688507 ( )

Alison Benson - 01482 337363 ( )

Posted on: 02/01/2014

This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.

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