What do statistics tell us about divorce and marriage in Australia

by Kerry White on January 15, 2015

Kerry White

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate some interesting trends. For example, the number of divorces have reduced in 2013 compared to 2012. The median length of a marriage was 12 years and spouses were most likely to divorce in their early 40’s.

Whilst divorces were down in 2013, so too were the number of marriages. People are also marrying later with males tending to marry at 31½ years and females 29½ years.

Whether you find yourself getting remarried or considering a divorce, you may find it beneficial to obtain advice about protecting your assets in the event of a separation.

There are many ways of marrying, a marriage celebrant, a church wedding or eloping overseas, likewise there are many ways of going through the process of divorce.

It is not unusual for people to plan for their wedding, likewise when parties are ending their relationship the process of separation can take some time and having a plan can help make that journey more bearable both emotionally and financially.

If you find yourself in the position of requiring advice in relation to divorcing your spouse and the effects this would have including division of property and parenting arrangements, then contact us at Armstrong Legal for guidance along the way.

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