The media tends to exaggerate the level of post-Christmas marriage breakdowns, and labelling the first working day in January 'Divorce Day' is quite misleading. However, most family lawyers would agree that there is usually a noticeable increase in new enquiries in January. This is generally attributed to the stress of the Christmas period, and the fact that couples tend to spend more time together at this time of year and this can prompt them to realise that their relationship is not what it once was. However, this might not be the best time to be making such life-changing decisions.