When it comes to divorce, January is the busiest month of the year for solicitors and relationship counsellors. Tensions, anxieties and resentments boil over during the Christmas period, pushing already stretched relationships to breaking point, prompting internet searches about divorce to peak.According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics(ONS), there were 90,871 divorces in England and Wales involving opposite sex couples in 2018 – the lowest rate since 1971. Although it was a 10.6% decrease from 2017 (101,669), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) put it down to administrative reasons.The reason: the number of divorce petitions processed in 2017 was particularly low, causing an 8% backlog in 2018. It’s believed that the figures will correct themselves when the...
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