UK Divorce Rates Increase Almost 5% In 12 Months

Recent information shows that the number of divorces in England and Wales have increased by almost 5% in the last 12 months. Divorce rates were actually falling in 2008 and 2009.

Experts are speculating that the number of divorces may be directly linked to the recesssion. If you look at the numbers involved, there does seem to be a trend in that, in the early 1980’s, 1990’s 2000s and now, there is an increase. The common factor of these dates? A recession.

It is a sad but true fact that if your marriage is already in trouble, experiencing further difficulties, such as job losses, or money being in short supply, would put more strain on a shaky foundation.

Getting advice from a Divorce Solicitor at an early stage may assist in limiting the amount of upset and distress that can often be experienced by couples separating.

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Judith Wright

About Judith Wright

Judith is an Associate within the Family Law department at Forbes Solicitors. Judith writes and advises on all areas of family law, including separation and divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, financial settlements, prenuptial agreements, injunctions, Occupation Orders, matrimonial transfers of property, cohabitation disputes and issues regarding the arrangements for children.
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One response to UK Divorce Rates Increase Almost 5% In 12 Months

  1. Dave Connor says:

    I would be very grateful if you could possibly forward a link to an ONS page that reveals OVERALL divorce rates for the UK for as many years as have been recorded. I confess to being more than a little unfamiliar with statistical websites and require a little guidance.

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Dave Connor

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