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How many divorces are there

How many divorces are there  according to government statistics the facts are set out below. How this translates to a fair distribution for your family depends on many factors, not least a careful choice of who represents each of the couple and how the issues are considered. Not all cases have to end up in court with a judge telling you what you keep of that you earned. For a no obligation talk in Cheshire about your possible divorce case please call 01606 872200 for advice negotiation and representation including fixed fees and pay as you go advise sessions. Divorce need not be the outcome if a simple agreement to separate is all you need but clean breaks usually need a court order to be binding; our separation deeds cover this outcome. How many divorces are there ?




In numbers | Divorce

34% of marriages end by their 20th anniversary.

114,720 divorces: Number of divorces in England and Wales in 2013. The number of divorces is falling, along with the marriage rate

13 per hour: Average rate of divorce in 2013

40-44 years old: the age group when divorce is at its highest

17 months 26 days: average length of time it takes to finalise a divorce

64% of children whose families divorced in 2013 were under 11

£337m: the UK’s biggest divorce settlement

Source: ONS 2015


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