Economic recovery leads to more divorces in Britain

July 25th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 25 (IANS) The divorce boom in Britain is being linked to the slowing down of the global economic recession because warring couples can now afford the cost of the divide.
The number of couples finalising divorces in the country has gone up by six percent in the last three months, from 28,600 to 30,400, the Pannone law firm said.

“Husbands and wives have been telling us that they felt they simply couldn’t afford to break up during the last two years. They were often living under the same roof, both knowing that their marriages had no future in the medium-term, let alone well into the future,” Andrew Newbury, a Pannone lawyer was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“Some of those couples had come to us before the recession to initiate proceedings but then decided not to continue as the economic picture worsened. They now believe the upturn in their financial circumstances has provided what they believe to be the right moment for them to make a break,” he said.

Other law firms were also reporting similar increases in clients looking for divorce.

The latest official figures show there were 121,799 divorces in Britain in 2008, around 5.5 percent down on the 128,232 in 2007.

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