Divorce Capital of the UK

Weston-Super-Mare has gained the accolade as the Divorce Capital of the UK. Although Birmingham topped the polls, the seaside resort saw 2,477 divorce petitions last year, with a population of just 80,000.

Birmingham saw 2,799 divorce petitions in the year up to October 2012, but this is nothing when you compare it to a population of over 1 million people.

One theory for the startling news released by the Ministry of Justice, was the hit that Weston-Super-mare has taken to its tourist industry after the Grand Pier burnt down in 2008. Also factoring is the weather which saw trade fall by 60% for some hotels and restaurants. Perhaps all of this has added to the strain on married couples trying to keep their businesses afloat in such a tough economic climate.

The Ministry of Justice is expected to spend £25m on mediation services this year. Couples seeking a court order for child maintenance, or financial matters are obliged now to attend a mediation session first.

Family Justice Minister, Lord Mcnally said;

“All too often I hear stories of families going through expensive and traumatic court hearings but we know that when working out how to split assets and arrange time with the children, mediation is a far simpler and cheaper approach for everyone and leads to better outcomes.”

To discuss how Lund Bennett can help with mediation please contact us on 0845 548 1007.

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Lund Bennett Law new office ‘gathering’

We were delighted to welcome many friends of the firm to our new office party on Friday the 12th April.

Graham Brady MP kindly provided us with his view on business in Altrincham and how much potential there is in the local area for businesses to grow.

We had much to talk about with all our guests and everyone enjoyed the sushi and refreshments. So much so that we talked on well into the early evening!

Thanks to all who came along – it was a great pleasure for us and we look forward to developing long lasting relationships with all our supporters.

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Lund Bennett: Divorce Specialists Knutsford
Lund Bennett: Divorce Specialists Wilmslow
Lund Bennett: Divorce Specialists Northwich
Lund Bennett: Divorce Specialists Cheshire

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