Divorce rate drops to lowest level since 1971- family lawyers react

Katie Royals, 02/12/2019

Divorces of opposite-sex couples decreased by 10.6 percent in 2018 to 90,871.

According to the Office for National Statistics, this is the lowest number since 1971 and the first time since the 1970s the figure has fallen below 100,000.

While it is often said that divorce in England is too easy and that governments have failed to do enough to support marriage, “these latest figures may suggest that, whatever the legal process, couples may be more inclined to remain married, especially in times of political and economic uncertainty,” argued John Darnton, family and matrimonial partner at BDB Pitmans.


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