Divorce: the 5 things you should know
Sticking with the theme of break-ups…
1 According to recent ONS statistics, 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.
2 The average duration of marriage among opposite-sex couples who divorced in 2018 was 12.5 years. (The longest marriage recorded in UK history is 84 years.)
3 The average age for a divorce with opposite-sex couples in 2018 was 47 for men and 46 for women.
4 The average cost of a divorce is £1,500 – but it can get much more expensive.
5 The largest divorce settlement in history was when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave his former wife MacKenzie a 4% stake in Amazon. It was worth around £30billion at the time.