Festive tension set to drive couples apart, claims Coalville law expert
A miserable festive season after a bad 2013 will see couples heading to the solicitors to seek divorces, claims Coalville’s leading law firm
Kathryn Hicklin, a family law expert, at QualitySolictors Mander Cruickshank said that the Christmas holiday often is the final straw in rocky relationships.
“Christmas is a time that crystallises problems in relationships,” she said. “It is the time of the year when if an affair has been kept secret it is harder to hide, because of having to be home due to family pressures, and also a time when couples reflect and some decide they want a new life.
“When you add in family rows and financial worries, it is little wonder that the early part of the New Year is a busy one for family lawyers,” she added.
She said the tales of traumatic Christmases are often cited when divorce cases get underway.
“When we talk to those who wish to part company we hear tales where couples do their best for the sake of their family to create a happy holiday period, but this becomes impossible,” she said. “People spend more time with family at this time of year and if they aren’t getting on it can make for an extremely volatile situation.”
She added that QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank is well positioned to help due to their experience in the area and ability to treat each case individually.
“As a family lawyer, I am not going to pretend that going through a separation or divorce is anything other than a very sad time, which sometimes gets worse before it can get better,” she said.
“However, what our clients have in common is that they are going through one of the toughest times of their lives and we bear this in mind with all dealings, so we can offer the support and reassurance through a dark period,” she added.
“We offer a free consultation to start with and discuss all the options,” added Ms Hicklin. “In short we do all we can to make a hard time as easy as possible.”
Anybody wishing to talk to QualitySolictors Mander Cruickshank about divorce or separation can do so by calling 01530 510666.