Post-recession divorce spike – The Times

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February 12, 2014

Hard times are over, so it’s safe to get divorced

Unhappy couples who soldiered on during the recession have now decided that they can afford to split up, official figures suggest, with lawyers predicting a surge in separations as the economy continues to mend.

They said that a small increase in the number of couples divorcing in 2012 was the beginning of a much bigger trend. There were 118,140 divorces in England and Wales, an increase of 0.5 per cent on the total for 2011, according to the office for National Statistics.

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