On the 2nd January the BBC News Website carried a story entitled “alone at the seaside” which revealed that an analysis of the 2011 census showed a 20% increase in the number of people in England and Wales who were either separated or divorced, compared with a decade before. There are now more than 4 million divorcees and more than a million people who are separated from their spouse.
The census results also disclose that the neighbourhoods with the highest divorced or separated residents often appear to seaside towns. In Hastings one in six people is divorced or separated which is equivalent to 16.5% and there is a similar proportion inBlackpool and other seaside resorts.
The article pondered the reasons why this may be so.
Although we are barely into the New Year, Gepp & Sons Family Law Team have seen an increase in divorce enquiries. Whilst Essex has a significant coastline with many coastal towns along its length, some with significant populations, there are also many inland towns and of course the residents of Chelmsford City itself, who may be in need of advice on family or matrimonial matters. As we embark on a New Year, Gepp & Sons have already found that many people have made it one of their new year’s resolutions to seek advice about their current personal circumstances. Gepp & Sons Family Law Team are here to help and we offer an initial free consultation.
If you wish need advice about your current family circumstances you should not hesitate to telephone 01245 228106, or click on the link for an appointment.