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Divorce on the rise?

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an increase in divorce and/or dissolution.

There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 and the highest since 2014. For same-sex divorces the figure...

Divorce Day: Festive tensions and finances the final straw

Monday 8th January sees the largest amount of divorce enquiries compared to any other day, with financial pressures (22%), especially over Christmas, cited as leading reason for increased relationship tensions.

Rows about money could cause more than one in 10 married couples to split in 2018, a new study shows – as divorce lawyers prepare for their busiest day of the year.


Divorce set to peak after summer holidays

With divorces set to peak after the summer holidays, one of the South West’s leading divorce lawyers is highlighting the financial pitfalls of DIY divorces.

Top divorce lawyer Liz Allen, head of the family law team at Stephens Scown LLP explains: “The end of the summer holidays, along with early January, are the two times of year when divorces traditionally increase. Financial worries...

Making Family Law More Accessible

Leading South West family law specialist The Family Law Company has recently launched the first in a series of videos explaining aspects of family law in a straightforward way.

The short animation, produced by Exeter video specialist Bitpod, is entitled ‘How to get divorced in three simple steps’ and aims to help those who know little or nothing of the divorce process.


Divorce preferred to dentist!

The state of the nation’s teeth has been a running joke for decades, but it seems we’re no closer to the perfect smile as data released today by Toothpick, the UK’s leading dental bookings platform, reveals that one in seven of us would rather endure a divorce, move house or attend a job interview than endure half an hour in the dentist’s chair.

With one third of Brits admitting to not...

Motorist punches 10-year-old boy when car hit by snowball

Plymouth police are hunting for a motorist who punched a 10-year-old boy when his car was hit by a snowball.

The boy and his friends were throwing snowballs in Miller Way, Estover, on Tuesday afternoon (22 January) when one hit a passing red car.

The driver stopped and approached the group before punching the 10-year-old boy in the head.

The youngster, from Estover...