One Divorce Every Five Minutes During Recession

A quarter of couples stay together for kids despite unhappiness

couple fightingA new survey suggests that a quarter of married couples are only staying together for the good of their children and have plans to divorce once their children reach adulthood.

The survey revealed the top ten reasons for unhappy couples to stay together as follows:

  1. Too much to lose generally
  2. Staying together for the benefit of children
  3. Not enough money to live alone if one left the marital home
  4. Not enough money to fund a divorce
  5. Waiting to see if things improve
  6. Concern about what others would think
  7. Spouse has more money
  8. Concerns over whether contact with children would stop if one left the martial home
  9. Wouldn’t find a new partner
  10. Finances too intertwined

The survey of 1000 couples with children found that one fifth would be staying together for Christmas before getting the divorce ball rolling in the new year.

Using a solicitor can help address a good many of the worries people have when they decide they want to divorce. If money is an issue then a solicitor can make sure that your finances are successfully disentangled and that you have a fair share. If child contact is an issue then a solicitor can work with you to ensure that contact continues.

If you are considering divorce and want to find out what your options are then contact us in complete confidence. We can advise you what your rights are in relation to children, finances and property and how much a divorce might cost. You can call us on 0800 222 9500 or you can contact us using the form at the bottom right of this page.


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