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Divorce rate after 10 years of marriage remains static

divorce rate article depicted on Swain & Co website as couple in bed not talking

The divorce rate for couples who have been married for 10 years or more is the same now as it was in the 1970s, 1980s 1990s and the 2000s says new report.

The Marriage Foundation think tank has discovered that couples who married in 2001 have the same chance of getting divorces after 10 or more years as those couples who married in 1971.

One in five married couples divorce after 10 years, and the divorce rate decreased with each decade the research has found. Just 2 per cent of marriages end in divorce after 30 years of marriage, and after 40 year it is even fewer, less than 0.5 per cent.

Swain & Co.’s divorce solicitors say that all the changes in the divorce rate since the 1960s occurs in the first 10 years of marriage with half of divorces taking place in this time frame. After 10 years it appears that the statistics have remained static.

Divorce at any stage of a marriage is emotionally draining and a difficult time for couples.

Swain & Co can help.

We offer family mediation which can help the divorce process as it encourages couples to reach amicable agreements about children and finances out of court.

Read more about Family Mediation here.

Or call us on 02392 474040



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