Divorce rate increases after Christmas



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DIVORCE rates are soaring in Wigan – the sad result of family strains over the festive period.

Solictors across the borough are seeing double the amount of clients in January, after couples are ready the make a new start. Figures from Goddard Smith Solictors, in Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, show that on average, each month, it would have initial appointments with 15 people, but in January and February around 30 consultations are made.

Solicitor Mark Smith, at Goddard Smith, said: “I think couples on the verge of separation see it through the Christmas period and then it tips them over the edge.


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