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Why do divorces peak after Valentine’s Day?

Valentines DIVORCES For many couples, Valentine's Day is a time to show their partner how passionately loved and adored they are. While for others, it is just another reminder that they are no longer living the matrimonial dream they once were - and it is time to call the solicitor. Grounds cited for divorce According to recent data, from 2011, the most commonly cited grounds for divorce are... 56432 divorces were caused 0.45% because of BEHAVIOUR 11% 29819 couples divorced due to SEPARATION (2 years and consent) 17861 divorces were caused 15% due to ADULTERY 13120 couples divorced due to SEPARATION (5 years no consent) 535 divorces were caused because of DESERTION 25% 48% The ideal age gap in a relationship is when the male is 4.4 years older than the female. The cost of family failure in the UK is £44 billion t44 billion per year – this is higher than the defence budget. 32 The average marriage is predicted to last. years TOP 10 Reasons for marriage breakdown AFFAIRS 33% 22% SELFISHNESS PERSONALITY TRAITS 14% 14% ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS 13% 13% WE'RE NOT COMPATIBLE JOB LOSS OR DEBT 12% 11% INTERFERING IN-LAWS GOT MARRIED TOO YOUNG 9% 8% POLITICAL BELIEFS Why February? NEW YORK CALIFORNIA A study of divorce filings in New York, Illinois and California by, a legal referral site, found that February is the busiest month of the year for divorce filings, which see an average of 18% rise compared to any other month. ILLINOIS 18% February After February 14th 38% While those seeking referrals for a divorce lawyer on the site increase 38% after February 14th, with the biggest spike on the day after Valentine's Day. increase in divorces Divorce rate has risen for the Over 60s In 1991 There were 1.2 divorces There were 1.6 per 1000 married divorces per 1000 women over 60. married men over 60. In 2011 By 2011 there were 1.6. By 2011 there were 2.3. Sources wales/2011/sty-what-percentage-of-marriages-end-in-divorce.html slaterheelis SOLICITORS

Why do divorces peak after Valentine’s Day?

shared by scottbeaman on Aug 28
Following the long Christmas break, and days on end surrounded by family it can feel like a relief to return to work in January. For some couples, the spark has petered out and spending time together,...


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