Cohabiting Couples Increase Over the Last Decade

The Family Law Reports have detailed interesting statistics that have been published which demonstrate that cohabiting couple families have increased from 2.1 million to 2.9 million last year.

Dependent children from unmarried parents have also increased from 1.3 million to 1.8 million in 2011.  Couples without children also increased in 2011 to 7.6 million.

There has been a 5% increase in the number of families in the UK to a total of 17.9 million, 12 million of which are married couples.

I am sure that there are many anomalies to account for the changes.  In particular statistics on divorce, which state that divorce rates, are increasing with 119,589 couples divorcing in 2010.  In addition the Family Law Reports state that the average marriage now lasts 11.4 years, with one in three marriages breaking down by the 15th anniversary.

Regardless of whether you are married, living with someone or living alone with a child there are endless decisions to make if you encounter difficulties.

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About Gill Carr

Gill Carr is an Associate Solicitor within the Family department at Forbes Solicitors. Gill’s blogs cover his specialisms of child protection, acting for both parents and children together with family members. Gill also advises and comments upon forced marriage, divorce, separation, child arrangements and financial matters. Gill writes about current legislation and case law relating to family law.
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