Mon. Jun 27th, 2022

From April 2022, new changes to the UK’s divorce system and a variety of high-profile divorces dominating the news cycle are taking a long and honest look at marriage for people both inside and outside the UK.

As the ‘no-fault divorce’ system was implemented, in which the root cause of divorce was not passed on to either party, the divorce system was greatly shaken. In the previous system, one of the partners was forced to admit wrongdoing to facilitate legal separation, often causing more outrage. As a result, the actual divorce process for the unhappy spouse has become easier.

To gain precise insight into how changes in law and current affairs have affected public intentions, family lawyer Beecham Peacock analyzed search data on divorce across the UK to uncover UK divorce hotspots and national trends related to divorce. said. .

Which region wants a divorce?

Google’s Keyword Planner tool shows you the ‘reach’ of cities around the world. Estimate how many people are using Google at that location. Beecham Peacock used the average monthly searches for ‘divorce’ in each city and the city’s overall reach to identify the cities in the UK that are most interested in divorce.

leicester – 72.16 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

Bradford – 47.88 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

hull – 41.18 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

plymouth – 36.84 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

Portsmouth – 24.94 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Birkenhead – 18.47 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

Bristol – 13.85 searches per 100,000 people per month.

London – 8.29 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Manchester – 7.83 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

Birmingham – 7.60 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Liverpool – 6.93 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Leeds – 6.82 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Belfast – 6.01 monthly searches per 100,000 people.

Edinburgh – 5.65 searches per 100,000 people per month.

Glasgow – 2.75 searches per 100,000 people per month.

This data raises some interesting questions. Specifically, cities with lower reach tended to have higher divorce searches per 100,000 people. In contrast, a 2009 study found that divorce rates are higher in urbanized areas. Meanwhile, the data seem to highlight that British people living in big cities are likely to be happier in their marriages.

However, data from wider countries show different results. According to Google Trends, Scotland has the highest search rates for ‘divorce’, followed by England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Contrasting data from Scotland’s two largest cities, the data suggests that the number of searches for divorce in more rural areas is affecting the national data.

More generally, Google data highlights a noticeable shift in divorce searches across the UK. Searches for ‘divorce’ nationwide between May 2021 and May 2022 increased by 49% compared to the previous year.

Meanwhile, searches for ‘how to get a divorce’ increased 24% in the three months to May 2021, likely in response to the high-profile domestic case facing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that began on April 11th. There is this.

During the same period, searches for ‘how to file for divorce’ increased 14% nationwide over the same period, suggesting that the implementation of a new ‘no fault’ divorce law is driving unhappy partners to divorce.

Clearly, data shows that more and more people in the UK are preparing to divorce their spouses. However, it will be interesting to observe whether this increase in search volume will increase the chances of a divorce being completed in the near future, or simply confirming legal status if a frustrated spouse later wants a divorce.

Divorce is a very difficult time for couples who have been unable to reconcile their differences. But the new changes to divorce law are designed to remove the ‘blame game’ from the equation, allowing for a less emotional and less painful breakup.

If you’re sure you want to end your marriage, Beecham Peacock’s team of divorce attorneys are here to provide you with a stable presence. We offer advice, guidance and support, drawing on years of experience helping people through these difficult times.

Annabel Cooper

After graduating from King’s College London, Anabel embarked on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. In addition to working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.

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