The results of this survey proves to be an interesting read. Many of the top 10 reasons do not on the outset fall under Unreasonable behaviour or Adultery, meaning that the separating couple needs to wait until they have been separated for over 2 years to start divorce proceedings or one party can start divorce proceedings on unreasonable behaviour. However this means that one party has to outline reasons of the other's unreasonable behaviour which led to the breakdown of the marriage. Simply stating that you grew apart or fell out of love is not sufficient! Let's hope the government look at a no fault divorce sooner rather than later so that separating couples can divorce amicably without having to blame the other.
new data from Co-op Legal Services has investigated the most common reasons for divorce. After carrying out a survey amongst divorced adults from all over the UK, they uncovered the biggest causes of divorce and who's doing the divorcing! According to their research, 58% of women have initiated divorce proceedings as opposed to only 33% of men. Top 10 causes for divorce 1. An inappropriate relationship with someone else 2. We grew apart 3. We fell out of love 4. I stopped fancying them 5. One party wanted children, the other did not 6. Work commitments put a strain on the relationship 7. Abuse of drugs or alcohol 8. They wanted to relocate 9. We had nothing left in common 10. Illness