Date: 26 October 2018

Facts about Divorce in England and Wales

The latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) predict that 42% of marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. This is an alarming percentage at first glance but, with people living longer and divorce not holding the same taboo it once did, it is perhaps not entirely unexpected. With the likelihood of experiencing divorce so high, let’s delve further into some of the key facts about divorce in England and Wales.   There were 101,669 divorces of opposite-sex couples across England and Wales in 2017   The 101,669 divorces from 2017 follow a general trend of declining…

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Date: 24 April 2018

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act: what you need to know

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act These days, it is becoming more and more common to live with a significant other without being married, either prior to marriage or with no intention of marrying at all. The latest government statistics from 2017 show that cohabiting couple ‘families’ – this includes those with or without children – are the fastest growing family type and account for around 3.3 million family households in the UK. Despite this rise in popularity, in the case of separation, individuals do not have the same financial and legal protections as those who have been married have. There is…

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