Friday, 12 February 2010


Oh dear – spare a thought for we divorce lawyers destined to be seeking new careers if the latest statistics on marriages are anything to go by. According to the Office for National Statistics yesterday, the provisional number of marriages registered in England & Wales in 2008 shows a decline to 232,990; that’s the lowest figure since 1895 when the population was of course considerably smaller. Should I be viewing these statistics as a threat or an opportunity? What could I train to do next?


divorcedparents said...

Thanks for the post intersting figures.

Andrew (

Anonymous said...

well I am surprised by these stats because when the economy goes down I would think marriage would go up! Can't make it on one income. I could see divorce declining though.