What is the best age to get married?

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September 13, 2017 3 comments

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In many Western countries, society has shifted further away from the idea that people should get married and have children as soon as possible. Other matters take priority. Perhaps you want to establish yourself in your chosen career. Or maybe you want to travel the world and put a few miles on your soul. It…

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Divorce is falling, except for silver splitters

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December 6, 2016 1 comment

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Yesterday’s divorce statistics show that the number of over 55s getting divorced continues to rise, bucking an apparent trend to stay married for younger couples. I wrote about the drop in figures in my post yesterday speculating that, as our firm has seen an increase in divorcing clients across the country, the small percentage drop…

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An alternate future for the family

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November 16, 2016 11 comments

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“Nothing lasts forever – not even your troubles.”  – Arnold H. Glasow I wrote here the other day suggesting that the continued increases in the number of cohabiting couple families and the rate of divorce could, in the near future, spell the end of marriage as the dominant family type in this country. Thinking on,…

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Fewer children affected by divorce

November 23, 2015 0 comments

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The number of children affected by divorce has hit a new low, official figures have revealed. There were 94,864 children aged 16 or under affected by divorce in 2013, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports. This is a significant drop from the previous year when there were over 99,000 children affected. In fact, 2013…

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What’s behind post-60 divorce?

November 10, 2015 0 comments

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The number of Britons who end their marriages after they turn 60 is increasing as the general divorce rate falls. Over the last 20 years, there has been an increase of almost three quarters in men over the age of 60 who divorce. In 2011, there were almost 9,500 such men. There has been a…

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Divorce doubles among over 65s

June 9, 2015 0 comments

The number of divorcees over 65 years old has doubled in the span of a decade. According to the latest census data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), nine per cent of people in that age group had been divorced by 2011. However, during the previous census in 2001, only 4.5 per cent had…

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