Having practiced divorce law for many, many years, it is true that it is, to an extent, seasonal and clients are reluctant to start the ball rolling before an important family event such as Christmas, a birthday, until a child has completed his/her GCSEs or A levels or after Summer holidays.  I do, however, believe that sometimes, in an age where both parties often work, spending time together can prove to exaggerate/clarify differences that may have arisen between them over the years/months previous.  At the end of the day, we at Freeths try to encourage a realistic view of the outcome of any divorce proceedings so that clients who wish to be realistic can save as much money as they can rather than having thousands to spend in court costs.