January has come under a lot of criticism recently. Not only was the third Monday of the year been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ – the most depressing day of the year – but January had also gained a reputation as a troubling month for married couples.
In fact, law firms claim to have seen around four times as many enquiries about divorce than in previous months. Commonly blamed on increased family tensions during the festive period, experts now believe this spike is due to the fact that couples tend hold off on divorce proceedings until after big celebrations.
With one in four couples waiting until after Christmas to push forward with a separation, it’s not surprising that lawyers and forensic accountants will have seen a spike in divorce investigations at the beginning of the year.
“We know from our research that this anticipated surge in enquiries is not as a result of Christmas being the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Sam Hickman, head of family law at Co-op Legal Services.
“In these cases, it is much more difficult for couples to hold it together for the sake of not spoiling a family occasion and we find that in these instances, individuals want the divorce completed as soon as possible.”
That’s where Frenkels Forensics comes in; our team of experts conduct a thorough investigation into all the assets held by a married couples to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Their meticulous and highly refined approach helps alleviate some of the stresses and strains of divorce and allow negotiations to flow much more smoothly.
With many couples wanting to start afresh in the New Year, forensic accounting plays a vital role in ensuring a fair conclusion in divorce investigations in the quickest time possible.
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By Vitek Frenkel – find me via Google+.