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Blackpool is divorce capital of England and Wales

Blackpool has topped the divorce polls in England and Wales, according to figures in the 2011 census.

The resort has the highest number of divorced inhabitants according to the recently released census, with a figure of 13.1 per cent compared to a national average of nine per cent.

These figures include same-sex civil partnerships which have ended and been legally dissolved.

Local vicar Father Christopher Wren gave his opinion on the high divorce figures in Blackpool and shared some marital advice:

“What people need to do is be sure they’re compatible before they get married, but that’s the society we live in.”

The clergyman added:

“[Marriage] is less stable than it was in previous years and Blackpool does have its share of problems.”

Estate agent Justin Allitt said he has noticed an increase in the number of single mothers in Blackpool, and an increase in fathers moving out of the family home. Mr Allitt said:

“There is an increasing number of marital splits and the predominant reason for that is money. Whether it’s alcohol-related or people losing their jobs it’s certainly on the increase and it’s very sad.”

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers based across our family law offices who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. As well as pieces from our family law solicitors, guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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