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Divorce Rate Statistics

Family and Divorce Law

Figures from the Office for National Statistics released on 8 December 2011 have shown an increase in the number of divorces in England & Wales.

Key findings in the report include:

There were 119,589 divorces in 2010, an increase of 4.9% since 2009.

In 2010, the divorce rate rose to 11.1 divorcing people per thousand of the married population.  This was up from 10.5 in 2009.

In 1970, 22% of marriages had ended in divorce by the 15th wedding anniversary.  In 1995, 33% of marriages had ended after the same period of time.

Divorce in 2010 was highest amongst those aged 40 to 44.

To see the full report please click here.

If you would like help and legal support regarding divorce please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial appointment on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481.

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