Posted by Patrick Hart, Partner
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Increase in Fortysomethings Cohabiting
Official figures published at the end of last month (March) have suggested that those considered middle-aged are the least likely to get married, amongst all generations.
The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, have suggested that whilst those in their forties are least likely to get married; they are more likely to cohabit with their partners – with the number of forty-somethings cohabiting increasing by roughly 70 percent over the last decade.
The figures suggest that the rise in couples in their forties who are cohabiting coincides with a rise in divorce rates for the same age group; whilst married couples in the UK are now considered to be within the minority, with only 48 percent of the population being married.
For those who are looking for legal advice in relation to cohabitation or divorce, our experienced family law solicitors in London can assist.
Our solicitors are able to discuss with clients considering cohabitation wealth protection via cohabitation agreements to ensure that they are protected both in the short and long-term should the relationship breakdown.
In addition, our family law solicitors are also experienced in handling a range of divorce cases in an amicable manner insofar as that is possible.
To find out how our family law solicitors can assist you with your legal matters, come and speak to Patrick Hart in our Family Law team today.
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