Data published earlier this month revealed that during 2012 there was a five percent increase in the number of marriages which took place throughout England and Wales, compared to the year before; with the figures suggesting that traditional church marriages were back in fashion.
However, the data – published by the Office for National Statistics – have also revealed that the North East of England is bucking the national trend; with the number of marriages within the region declining.
According to the figures, North Tyneside experienced an 11 percent fall in marriages; whilst during the same period South Tyneside and Gateshead saw a 10 percent and nine percent fall in marriages, respectively.
In addition, the latest figures also revealed that Northumberland and Cleveland both saw their marriage rates fall by five percent; with one of the reasons being cited for a decline in marriages within the region being financial concerns.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed the North East is bucking the national trend in relation to marriages; as family law solicitors in Lincoln we understand and appreciate that before, during and after marriage there are a number of family law matters which may need legal advice – which is where our team of solicitors can assist.
At Diane Genders Solicitors we are experienced and dedicated family law solicitors, who specialise in a range of family law matters, from matters relating to finance, through to Wills, Probate and divorce and separation when a relationship breaks down.
Our family law team, whatever area of family law we are assisting with, are committed to providing honest, impartial and tailored legal advice, to ensure that the matter is resolved in the best possible manner for all concerned.
To find out how our family law team can help you, come and speak to us today.