Divorce rates jump: Couples wake up to new year marriage reality

BEWARE Mildura, January typically marks the “ex” spot for couples as the number of divorce applications rises.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows twice the number of couples are pulling the pin on their marriages than couples in the 1970s and one in three first marriages ends in divorce.

Maloney Anderson Legal family law lawyer Lauren Dinning said the spike in the number of people seeking a divorce was something the firm saw, and anticipated, at the start of this month.

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