Couples are increasingly filing for divorce aged in their fifties and sixties, a report to be published next week says.
People are now less likely to stay in an unhappy marriage than before, even when they are pensioners, according to the survey by the Future Foundation for the Saga company.
The divorce rate among the over 50s age group has risen by 8.7 per cent in the past five years, it found. Over the past 10 years, the average age at which people divorce has also increased, from 39 to 42 for men and from 36 to 39 for women.
One in seven people aged 50 to 64 is now a divorcee, according to the survey, compared to one in eight among the 35 to 49 age group....