Article preview: The latest official figures show a total of more than 100,000 divorces in England and Wales last year. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 107,599 opposite sex couples divorced last year, up 18.4% on the 90,871 divorces recorded in 2018. This increase in the divorce rate reflects in part divorce centres working through a backlog of cases from the previous year. Looking at the number of divorces completed last year as a proportion of married opposite-sex couples, the divorce rate rose to 8.9 per 1,000 married men and women, up from 7.5 a year earlier.
Sharp rise in divorces last year
This 442-word blog post is about the latest official divorce figures for England and Wales, along with the comment on the ONS explaining the sharp rise, and a comment from Royal London about the importance of addressing pension issues on divorce. Written on 17th November 2020.
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