More Than 100, 000 Divorces in England & Wales Last Year

25-11-2020

Divorce legal experts based in Devon

The number of couples getting divorced in England and Wales increased by almost a fifth in 2019, reaching the highest level in 5 years.

The Office for National Statistics data shows that 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, this is an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 – this is the highest number since the previous peak in 2014 were 111,169 divorces were granted.

There are a range of factors that could have contributed to this surge in divorces. The first being that the ONS have said that there was a casework backlog in 2018. But also, the effect of the lockdown, the ‘no-fault’ divorce bill and friends helping people divorce without lawyers could also be playing their part.

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The number of couples getting divorced in England and Wales increased by almost a fifth in 2019, reaching the highest level in 5 years.