Are Divorces on the Rise?
There were over 100,000 divorces in England and Wales last year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). That’s over one fifth higher than in 2018 and the highest level in five years. But does this mean divorce is on the rise? Or could this be an anomaly? Should we expect divorces to continue to rise in the next few years? We answer all of these questions in this month’s article. Divorce rate in 2019 107,599 opposite-sex divorces and 822 same-sex divorces were formalised in 2019, a total increase of 17,332 from the year before. The divorce rate for same-sex…Continue reading