Christmas increases relationship pressures, says family Sedgemoor lawyer

This is The West Country: Jayne Turner. Jayne Turner.

A LEADING Sedgemoor divorce lawyer spoke this week about the extra pressure Christmas can put on a relationship.

Jayne Turner (pictured) is head of family law with AmicusLaw solicitors, who have offices at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, North Petherton.

She said: “Couples who are experiencing difficulties often hold back on taking any formal action to end their relationship until after Christmas as they wish to portray to their loved ones that all is well during the season of peace and joy.

“However, Christmas can put added strain on a deteriorating relationship, with couples spending prolonged periods of time together and juggling the requirements of their respective families, not to mention the inevitable expense that occurs.

“There is a common phrase ‘New Year, New Start’ but sadly, for some, this extends to a major life change such as ending their relationship.

“January is generally the busiest time of the year for family lawyers with an increase in the number of new divorce related enquiries.

“Although the divorce rate is falling, it is a sad fact that over 40% of marriages still end in divorce.”


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