is most common cause for divorce: Survey
Extramarital affairs are cited as the
most common reason for divorce in the UK and Wales, accounting for
29 per cent of break ups, a survey revealed today.
The survey of 100 leading divorce
lawyers in England and Wales pointed out that growing numbers of
people are divorcing because of "mid-life crisis".
Extramarital affairs were the most
common cause of marriage breakdown for the survey's fifth year
running, accounting for 29 per cent of divorces in 2007, down from
32 per cent the previous year.
According to the survey, 78 per cent
of the straying spouse is usually the husband. The percentage of
cases in which the wife is the guilty party dropped from 31 per cent
in 2006 to only 22 per cent in 2007.
Feb. 25, 2008