Rachael Haine Dealing with Divorce in the New Year

Coping with Divorce in 2018 | Giles Wilson - Giles Wilson Solicitors

January is usually the most popular time of year to commence divorce proceedings and 2018 will be no different. For many struggling couples, the festive period can often cause people to adopt a “make or break” attitude when it comes to their relationship. As a result of this, January has earned the unfortunate name of ‘The Divorce Month’ following an annual upsurge of separations occurring in the new year.

The divorce procedure is rarely easy for those going through it. People will feel hurt and they may feel betrayed, or believe that the breakdown of the marriage is the other’s fault. At this time of crisis and high emotions, it is important that separating couples are aware of the options available to them. This helps them to leave their spouse on amicable terms, which is especially important when there are children involved.

At Giles Wilson, we are proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice experts who work with families and individuals to resolve family and cohabitation issues in a constructive way. We will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation by supporting and encouraging families to put the best interests of any children first.

We know from our years working as Family Law professionals that clients reach the best outcomes when they are helped to understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional consequences of their decisions. This is why we use our experience and knowledge to guide our clients through the options available to them. 

If you require dedicated legal advice regarding divorce, legal separation, or settlement, our Family Law solicitors based in Essex are on hand to help. We assist in the discussions and negotiations throughout to encourage a straightforward divorce. For more information, please contact the office on 01702 477106 or email us at

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