Facts about UK Family Law

May 26, 2020 3:16 pm

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Family Law Gloucester firms such as https://www.deeandgriffin.co.uk/services/family-law/ work with a variety of law related issues such as the breakdown of a marriage and subsequent divorce as well as custody agreements and visitation rights when it comes to children. There are some interesting statistics relating to family law and here are just a few for you to have a look at.

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  • It is thought that around 42% of UK marriages currently end in divorce with around 67% of all divorces being from first marriages.
  • Children under the age of 16 are involved in over half of the divorces that take place each year.

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  • Adultery is appearing in less and less divorces as the reason for the couple separating.
  • Of those marriages that end in divorce the average length of the marriage was around 11 years.
  • More and more couples are trying mediation as a way to settle their disagreements when it comes to the financial elements of their separation as it is thought that it is 75% less expensive than going to court and it can resolve quicker.
  • A case that goes through meditation can be resolved in just over 3 months whereas a court case can take over 15 months to complete.