Divorce rate continues its downward trend

The latest release of divorce figures reveal that the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2014 fell by 3.1% compared with 2013 and were 27% lower than a recent peak in 2003.

A continuing rise in cohabitation is thought to be a likely explanation which could mean that their relationships are stronger when they come to get married or they are simply choosing not to marry in the first place.

Figures indicate that the only age group which had an increased divorce rate in 2014 was women aged 55 and over and one possible reason for this is thought to be the relaxation of the attitudes of modern society towards divorce over the past 10 – 20 years.

People are perhaps recognising that they do not have to stay in unhappy relationships and the number of dating websites and groups that are aimed at older people show that it is possible to build new relationships no matter what age they divorce.

Friday, 23 December, 2016 - 10:45