‘Divorce Month’ January is not a media myth

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Staff at a leading family charity say the idea January is “Divorce Month” is alive and kicking after calls to its specialist helpline and website visits went through the roof in the first two weeks of 2016.

Statistics from National Family Mediation (NFM) show that whilst visits to www.nfm.org.uk had reached an all-time high in January 2015, this month’s figures have so far seen an increase of some 40 per cent even over last year’s peak. And calls to the charity’s 0300 4000 636 dispute resolution hotline have risen in January by 26 per cent compared with a year ago.

“Our analysis shows the idea that January is “Divorce Month” is no media myth, but a proven phenomenon,” says Jane Robey, NFM’s Chief Executive.

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