The statistics for 2016 have now been made available by the Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, which is an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015.
The divorce rate for opposite-sex couples was shown to be the highest amongst men aged 45-49 and women in their 30s. Unreasonable behaviour remains the most common ground for opposite-sex couples divorcing, with 61% of decree absolutes granted in 2016 being petitioned by the wife rather than the husband.
If you would like further information about this, or would like to speak with a member of our Family team about your own personal circumstances, we can be contacted on 01756 799000.