Is the idea of ‘Divorce Day’ offensive?

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January 10, 2018 2 comments

Divorce Day

This year I had been intending to rise above the whole ‘Divorce Day’ debate, leaving it to others to argue over whether it is actually a ‘thing’ and, if so, its significance. However, there is a point about Divorce Day that I think no one else has mentioned, and that I feel should be made….

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Divorce Day: fact or fiction?

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January 3, 2017 1 comment

family law

Every year the media reports that the first working day in the New Year is “D-Day” or “Divorce Day”. This is supposedly the day when most people apparently contact a solicitor about divorce. As that day is today I started to wonder if it is true and, if it is, why this day? Generally, January…

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Divorce Day dilemmas and This Morning

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January 7, 2015 0 comments

Yesterday I made a return visit to the studios of This Morning to answer questions from viewers wrestling with a variety of divorce dilemmas. It’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to divorce. A spike in enquiries on ‘Divorce Day’ –  the first working day of the new year –  is a widely recognised event in…

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Divorce Day: Think before you rush to court

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January 5, 2015 0 comments

Marriage

So today* is ‘Divorce Day’, the first working day of the New Year, when more people instruct solicitors to commence divorce proceedings than any other day. Or so we are told. Over the festive period newspapers up and down the country have been merrily proclaiming that divorce lawyers in every town have been bracing themselves…

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Divorce Day: Paul Read on BBC Breakfast

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January 2, 2015 0 comments

Paul Read, divorce, BBC

This morning Paul Read, a partner in Stowe Family Law’s London office, appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss the increased number of enquires that divorce lawyers receive at the start of a new year. In fact, the first working day of the year often has so many enquires it has become known as ‘Divorce Day’….

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