Divorce is on the rise

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.

2017-10-25T19:54:00+00:00 October 25th, 2017|