Divorce slump

LONDON - Fewer British couples are filing for divorce as the sharp drop in property prices makes it hard for couples to sell a joint home and the credit crunch dampens a desire to fund two separate households.

LONDON - Fewer British couples are filing for divorce as the sharp drop in property prices makes it hard for couples to sell a joint home and the credit crunch dampens a desire to fund two separate households.

The study showed that almost half of all surveyed matrimonial lawyers believe the number of divorces has slumped - and will continue to do so - because of the financial squeeze. - Reuters

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