Divorce and the Recession

According to more than three quarters of 85 family law firms surveyed in a recent study by Grant Thornton UK LLP (as reported in the Evening Standard), a significant number of couples have delayed divorce proceedings until the gloom of the recession has lifted. Many law firms have recently reported a decrease in divorce workload, raising the prospect that an alleged upturn in the economy may actually see the divorce rate increase again. The report also acknowledges that cuts in public funding for family cases have also made a difference, especially where parties choose represent themselves.