Christmas should be a wonderful time for everyone. Sadly that isn’t the case for all of us.

Pressure to create a perfect Christmas, coupled with spending time together or with extended family members and the added financial burden can all contribute to a tense and pressurised environment.

The decision to separate should never be taken lightly and can often be a difficult one to make, especially when surrounded by adverts of happy families spending Christmas together. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties this added pressure can often be the final straw. Initially people want advice about their children and financial matters, with advice about a divorce being low on their list.

If you are considering a separation, or, if one has been forced on you, it is always helpful to get early information and advice. Kidd and Spoor have a specialised family team who will be happy to help.