Petrie Family Law expert Courtney Barton of Barton Family Lawyers talks about the ‘Twelve Year itch’:
Did you know that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2016, the median length of a marriage to divorce was 12 years and that this has been a constant over the last 12 years with the average length of a marriage to divorce being 12.5 years in 2006.
Did you also know that the average age for marriage is 31.9 years of age for males and 29.9 for females?
And the average age for divorce is 45.5 years of age for males and 42.9 years for females for divorces granted in 2016?
Do you fall in or around one of these age categories?
Are you approaching the ‘twelve year itch’?
Experienced Petrie family lawyer and Principal of Barton Family Lawyers Courtney Barton offers one important piece of advice to separating couples – “take a proactive rather than a reactive approach and don’t wait until things go wrong before you seek family law advice. Most people going through a separation wait months and even years after they have separated to see a family lawyer and they do so reactively after some climactic event which has caused them emotional and financial stress.
By proactively engaging an experienced family lawyer following separation, you will benefit from some valuable advice that will give you the tools in order to avoid a disaster in the first place. Being reactive as opposed to proactive with your separation, may come with significant financial and emotional costs.”
If you have separated or are thinking about separating get in touch us today to book a reduced rate initial consultation with one of our family law experts to have a confidential discussion about your individual circumstances.
Let us help you to get all your ducks in a row and solve your family law problem with the least possible financial and emotional cost.