The third Monday in January (this year 15th Jan), is considered to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’. The mornings are dark, the evenings are dark, it is cold and the December pay packet, received before Christmas, is being stretched to meet the increasing costs of living.

It is also said to be the day when separating couples decide to apply for divorce but, is this really true?

The term ‘Blue Monday’ was originally labelled by Sky Travel in 2005. It can be questioned whether this was in fact a marketing technique to encourage more people to book a holiday to escape the cold British weather.

Hayley Coyne, Chartered Legal Executive in the family department in Crewkerne comments: “Although it may be true that January can be a time when couples decide that they need to go their separate ways, can one day be termed the day that so many people make such a decision that will impact on theirs’ and their family’s futures? This undermines the emotional impact of divorce and ignores the fact that there are more wide-reaching consequences which need to be considered.”

How we can help

At HK Law we understand the trials and tribulations which you may be experiencing as a result of a relationship breakdown and appreciate that this is a significant decision in your life. We can help you consider the wider factors of a divorce such as financial settlements and child arrangements.

Hayley continues: “The only way that it was a Blue Monday was because of the blue sky most of the country enjoyed!”

If you are considering your options for divorce and wish to discuss matters with Hayley or one of our family law experts, contact us today on 01460 279100 or email h.coyne@hklaw.uk. HK Law has offices in Bournemouth, Blandford, Crewkerne, Dorchester, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, and Wareham.

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