The ONS have published the latest divorce rates for 2014. As expected, the rates of divorce are decreasing and many believe this is likely to be as a result of more couples choosing to cohabit rather than to marry. 

It is also suggested that many couples cannot now afford to get divorced and so rates have decreased as a result. 

It will be interesting to see if next year's figures are lower, given the cuts to Legal Aid and increase of Court fees, many couples are simply not in the financial position to get divorced, despite their marriage having broken down.