The first Monday of the new year has earned the nickname from ­legal experts as it is the most popular day to file for divorce.Marital strains come to a head over the festive season as people spend a lot of time together and problems are highlighted.It leads to a deluge of calls to ­solicitors when the children go back to school, which coincides with the first day back to work for many people, according to the website DivorceDepot.

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