Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, September 4, 2006

Divorce Rate in England Fell by 8% in 2005

The Office for National Statistics has released its latest update on the state of divorce and marriage in England and Wales revealing that divorces fell by 8% in 2005.  The ONS has also analysed the reasons for divorce. In 69 per cent of divorces last year, the wife was granted the divorce, and in 53 per cent of these it was on the grounds of the husband's behaviour. Where divorces were granted to the husband, the most common fact proven was two years' separation with consent (32 per cent).

Read more statistics at Family Law Week (last visited Sept. 5, 2006 bgf)

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