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The depressing effects of the recession?

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The Independent has published some stats which cover the period of the recession. They include a continued reduction in the rate of divorces. That is not our experience here, but I do feel more and more general law firms are realising they should not be dealing with at least some of the more complex aspects of divorce.

Certainly we are experiencing very high enquiries about how to divorce, are in the process of taking on 2 more divorce lawyers and still have legal jobs available!

But, the stats are often quite depressing. These are just some:

Suicides up for the first time in 10 years

Alcohol related deaths up

Divorce at lowest rate since 1975 (not depressing until you think it might be due to having to stay together due to being unable to sell the house)

The need for counselling seems to increase all the time.


Andrew Woolley
Family lawyer

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