Civil Partnership Dissolutions Rise in 2012

According to the Office for National Statistics the provisional number of civil partnership dissolutions granted in England and Wales in 2012 was 794, an increase of 20% since 2011.

The average age of men forming a civil partnership in the UK in 2012 was 40 years, while for women the average age was 37.6 years. These figures represent a small decrease in average ages in comparison to 2011.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics also showed that same-sex female couples are more likely to dissolve civil partnerships than men.  This is borne out in divorce proceedings, with more women than men filing for divorce.

For advice on dissolution or divorce proceedings please contact Amanda Weaver on amandaweaver@newleafsolicitors.co.uk or 01788 555042.