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Manic Monday brings divorce deluge

Jan. 7, 2008 at 11:22 AM

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Divorce lawyers call today D-Day -- the Monday after the holiday season when reality sets in hard, and they're deluged with calls.

It's also one of the busiest days of the year for industries aimed at starting anew: debt consolidators, travel agencies and job hunting, The Times of London said.

"Christmas is not a cause of divorce but it is certainly a catalyst, and January is the busiest time of the year for us as a result," James Stewart, a partner at Manches, England's biggest family law firm, told the Times.

"Families who don't spend much time together ordinarily are forced to spend a lot of time together. It is an expensive time and financial difficulties can exacerbate existing tensions."

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