The quickest way to poverty can be to divorce. Fewer couples are divorcing in the UK than 5 years – because of the cost, according to a report published in the Daily Telegraph in April 2006.
Numbers of marriages ending after less than 5 years in divorce has fallen by 25% since the early 1990s. Meanwhile for the third year running, the number of marriages is up – to 311,180 – up 1% on the year before. People are getting married later and are perhaps more thoughtful about it.
The fact is that divorce is usually a traumatic event for all and can be life-shattering for children as all the surveys show.
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