South Wales Echo, 7th January 2008
A divorce surge is set to hit South Wales this month.

Cardiff-based Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice claims January is the busiest month for handling divorce and separation cases.

On average, they say the number of clients seeking divorce in January increases by 51 percent on the previous month.

And today sometimes dubbed D-Day – the day when feuding couples are most likely to start divorce proceedings.

Melanie Hamer, managing partner of the firm, said: “The pressure cooker atmosphere in homes at Christmas will only worsen problems in a relationship. Couples will, however, for the sake of their children, normally see Christmas through before seeking a divorce. Our advice is not to rush into divorce. If you are going to divorce, the you need to try to keep it as amicable as possible.”