A research conducted in 2016 from the University of Washington found that there was a significant rise in applications for divorce in the autumn following the end of the summer holidays and, similarly, in the early part of every year after the Christmas festivities and, once again, national holidays.
A significant rise in new divorce applications after the long summer holidays is anticipated according to Thomas Guise’s family law team.
“Couples look forward to having time together with their children but, in reality, if there are problems in any relationship they will rise to the surface when people spend extended time together. Tensions can mount and relationships can disintegrate”, says family lawyer John Llewellyn-James.
“Many families look forward to reconnecting over the summer holidays, taking time out of their busy schedules to have quality family time. Many couples feel that their holiday was the last straw and that they cannot carry on”, says John.
According to the ONS, on average 40% of marriages end in divorce.
This is not limited to marriages. So many couples live together but they have exactly the same problems. At the end of the day, a relationship has to be worked upon but sometimes it is just not possible to overcome whatever problems appear.
If there is likely to be a change in your circumstances you should obtain family advice. Please feel free to contact us at Thomas Guise on 01905 676676 and we will guide and support you through the process.