Busy time for divorce lawyers

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Divorce lawyers are gearing up for a ‘frantic’ start to the year, according to Sheffield law firm Best Solicitors.

The first working days after the Christmas and New Year break are among the busiest of the year for divorce lawyers and Donna Tilbrook, from Paradise Street-based Best says the firm expects to be tremendously busy in January.

“Throughout 2011 we have seen an increase in the number of new divorce clients,” says Donna Tilbrook.

“Clients who we have seen throughout the year will often use Christmas as a time of reflection, and the New Year as an opportunity for a new start.”

Wendy Bailey, head of Best’s family law department, added: “Often, separating couples do not want to spoil Christmas for the children. Instead, they will make appointments to see a solicitor in the New Year, once they are back at work and the children are back at school.”