There has been some interesting research carried out recently into the likelihood of second marriages proving more successful than first marriages. Is it a case of just liking wedding cake, or do those of us who try again have more chance of success the second time around?
Recent research carried out by the Marriage Foundation www.marriagefoundation.org.uk has thrown an interesting light on the time when marriages are under most pressure and at risk of breakdown.
According to their report, half of all divorces currently take place within the first decade of marriage, with the riskiest period being three to six years after the marriage. So much for the "Seven Year Itch."
Much of the news today has concentrated on the complaints made by clients to the Legal Ombudsman about the level of costs in a divorce. The full report is an interesting read (yes, really, have a look!) at
For those smarting at the lack of any spousal recognition of that happiest of couple days, Valentine's Day, this is a question might be playing on the mind today. Is it an example of Unreasonable Behaviour?
Yesterday was the start of National Marriage Week in the UK; no, we didn't know either, but the idea is to promote and to support marriages and to celebrate the institution of marriage from a faith perspective.
From our perspective as divorce lawyers one might think that the breakup of marriage is our aim.