Avoid the post-Christmas divorce rush

Catherine Leach anticipates a rush of divorces after Christmas because parents often opt to stay together for the sake of the children. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d412459
Catherine Leach anticipates a rush of divorces after Christmas because parents often opt to stay together for the sake of the children. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d412459

Ms Leach said January and February were busy months for the team at Leach Legal because couples with children often wanted to stay together for Christmas.

‘From a psychology point of view I can see the merit in it, but my biggest concern is people getting the wrong information,’ she said. ‘Get information and advice early before you take any action.’

Ms Leach, of Floreat, studied psychology before changing to law. She was an articled clerk for five years before starting to practise.

She said family law appealed to her because ‘it’s really interesting and you can really help people’.

The Leach Legal director started her firm nearly 10 years ago.