A survey of 85 of the UK’s leading family lawyers captured the key statistics for the 2013 matrimonial survey.

The conclusions reached were that 86% of lawyers said the most common age of their clients was 40 to 49 (despite the reported increase in so called ‘silver splitters’). 29% reported that the main reason for the marriage breakdown was growing apart/falling out of love; 24% cited an extra-marital affair.

63% of the surveyed practitioners reported that the length of marriage was between 11 and 20 years. The biggest increase appeared to be an increase from 4% (in 2012) to 14% of marriages breaking down that had lasted over 20 years.

If you would like to know more about family law, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Marsh at elizabeth.marsh@henmansfreeth.co.uk