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London’s Reputation as Divorce Capital of The World Unlikely to Change Imminently

02 Apr 2015

Posted in Family Law

London has for a long time been considered the divorce capital of the world due to its high concentration of big-money settlements awarded to the poorer spouse in a break up.

This vibrant world city has meant many people from all over the globe have found fortune and happiness in London, but with the UK also having the highest rate of divorce in the EU, many of them in the capital, this historic rate of divorce is likely to continue.

With figures citing 2.8 divorces per thousand, only Finland, has comparable figures but a much smaller population.

A recovering economy also means the likelihood of an increase in divorce across London and the surrounding areas.

People buoyed by extra money in their pocket means that those in unsuccessful marriages are more likely to visit a divorce lawyer.

To add to this, research in the US has shown that divorce does increase in more buoyant economic times, most probably due to a belief that those in unhappy relationships can survive financially.

A study by the Population Research and Policy Review showed that while recession divorce rates among women dropped in 2008 and 2009, they increased again in 2010 and 2011 as the economy recovered.

However, whilst it is easy to talk about statistics, the fact remains that divorce is traumatic for those involved and for those thinking of splitting up, it is imperative that an experienced divorce lawyers are seen as soon as possible.

Separation and divorce is an intensely sad and very human experience for those involved, and their families and sound advice, particular to the individual’s needs is required to ensure that as painless a parting as possible is achieved.

At Pindoria Solicitors, we know what all people breaking up have in common, and that is the fact that they are going through one of the most traumatic times in their lives, and need support and reassurance to guide them through the process.

We may not take the pain away, but we will do all we can to make sure our clients can get on with their lives as soon as possible.

Anybody wishing to talk to us about divorce or family matters can call us on 0208 951 6959 to see how we can help.