Divorces are often acrimonious and costly affairs. Sometimes the whole process can get so out of hand that the divorce itself consumes much of the couple’s capital. When a marital relationship comes to an end, often the best way forward is to get a divorce, but divorces are often contentious and very costly.
Dealing with the death of a family member is always very difficult, both emotionally and practically, especially if you are the one who has to make all the arrangements. Issues and wills can often add a great deal of stress to the situation especially when you or someone you care for was not properly provided for in the will or the will is being challenged by someone else.
An increase in the number of people aged 60 and over living in England and Wales, an increase in life expectancy by 26 years, plus an increase in participation by women in the labour market. Put them together and what do you get? An increase in divorce amongst the population aged 60 and over in England and Wales.