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Marriage is a minority issue


I read in the Times that the marriage rate is at an all time low. Apparently, only one in 50 single women now marries each year, and only one in 43 single men.

It seems that probably only 48% of people over 16 are married.

This is no doubt a reflection of the amount of people who say I want a divorce. But also on the amount of people choosing living together, common law marriage as it is (legally incorrectly) known.

I have called before for help for couples in understanding the emotional and legal implications of marriage. That help would no doubt be at a price, but less than the cost of divorce certainly.

Andrew Woolley
Woolley & Co, Divorce Solicitors

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