The number of 'silver separations' continues to rise

Many people would probably assume than when most couples reach middle or old age, their marriage looks set to last. However recent figures show that there has been a significant rise in the number of ‘silver separations’ with the parting of couples in their sixties and even seventies bucking the general downward trend in divorce. […]

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Report highlights the long-lasting impact of divorce

Although many family lawyers are well aware of the issue, a recent report highlights the long-lasting effects of divorce on children, showing that the destructive impact can be felt long into adulthood and even old age. The government-backed report proves that divorce is just as devastating today – even though it is no longer taboo […]

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Recession could reduce divorce rates

It seems as though the current economic downturn could be having an unexpected effect on divorce rates. Before the economic crisis started, many couples paid for solicitors fees using credit cards, however this practice seems to have all but stopped – perhaps as some people stop and pause before embarking on divorce and separation. At […]

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Calls for new laws on cohabitation

A unanimous ruling earlier this month by the UK Supreme Court in a Scottish cohabitation case has given clear lessons for how the law in England and Wales should be reformed, according to Lady Hale, one of the judges ruling on the case. Lady Hale has supported the judgment in the Gow V Grant case […]

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Collaborative law goes from strength to strength

We’re pleased to be able to report that the number of collaborative lawyers in the UK has risen yet again, according to recently released figures. When collaborative family law was introduced from the United States in 2003, there were just 3 family lawyers using the collaborative approach in the United Kingdom. This figure has grown […]

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Marriage Foundation launched today

The Marriage Foundation launched by High Court family judge, Sir Paul Coleridge, officially starts work today to promote marriage and warn of the devastating consequences of family breakdown. Sadly Britain is blighted by high divorce rates and a resulting erosion of marriage. In 2010, 241,000 couples got married in England and Wales (this figure is […]

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Divorce rates rise amongst the over 60s

Recent figures show a significant rise in the number of people aged over 60 who are filing for divorce. The boom in ‘silver separations’ as over 60s divorce is rapidly becoming known, is the only age group where the divorce rate is rising. Sadly when many couples reach retirement age, without having the structure and […]

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