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People changing wills and January "Divorce Day" caused by Christmas arguments

January 3, 2018, 12:00 PM

Did you have an argument this Christmas?


It may have cost you.

Law firms have revealed January is the busiest time for people changing their wills.

Removing loved ones from inheritance agreements.

Wills solicitors expect calls to increase by 162%.

However, Stephensons Solicitors said it is not as easy as simply “cutting someone out” of a will.

“A will can be challenged and overruled in the courts if it is believed to be unreasonable or purely spiteful.”

“It is important to have legitimate reasons and for those to be expressed clearly”.

Law firms also have a nickname for the first day back at work after Christmas.

It’s called “Divorce Day”.

How to bounce back from a Christmas argument and take January in your stride

Members of the Latest Deals Facebook Group revealed their New Year resolutions:

  1. Get fitter or healthier- 49%
  2. Save money- 23%
  3. Take up a new hobby- 7%
  4. Spend more time with friends and family- 7%
  5. Smoke less or stop smoking- 4%

Setting yourself a personal goal can take your mind off what's happened over the holiday period.

Feel proud of who you are and take up a new hobby. Read how save money, stick to your resolutions, and spend more time with friends and family.

Getting fit does not have to be expensive.

There are many free outdoor gyms, deals on gym memberships, and home workouts.

You may also want to see the latest Sports vouchersto save money on gym kit, day passes, protein shakes and other supplements.

And I've always found a good dose of inspiration can be found by reading the stories of others.

Meet the people living in tiny homes, and Rachel Butler, who is trying to set up a tiny house community in Bristol.

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