Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Is marriage the "gold standard" ?

The Telegraph has today reported that a new survey which has been carried out by care home charity Friends of the Elderly shows that young people regard marriage and the raising of a family to be more worthwhile than a career or the acquisition of material wealth. The 'Marriage Foundation' which is an independent charity has been dedicated to championing marriage as the "gold standard for relationships".
However, the divorce rates still seem to be on the increase and therefore whilst young people may aspire to a happy and long marriage the Office of National Statistics suggest that the average length of a marriage in Britain is now 11.3 years. So divorce and trying to agree the care arrangements for children following marriage breakdown remains a fact a life for many. For more advice on divorce follow our family law blog or follow us on Twitter.

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