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5 November 2012

Will there be a surge in divorces as the recession recedes?

Family lawyers have often said before that people postpone their divorce when economic times are bad - and then proceed with it when things start to look up financially. 

One law firm was quoted in The Telegraph as having seen a 30 per cent increase in new cases in the past year, and suggested it was because unhappy couples who had put off a split because they could not afford it were now reconsidering.

The firm said the rise mirrored the sharp drop in new enquiries about divorces it saw in the wake of the financial crisis four years ago.

This experience of  an increase in couples divorcing echoes predictions from other family lawyers - but represents some of the first clear evidence that a large rise could be on the way.

Read more on the story here.