Britons are turning to credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans following a relationship break-up, according to the findings of a new survey.
The survey of separated British adults, published by family law organisation Resolution, found that:
The survey also found that people with children appear to experience even greater financial problems:
“Too many people enter into a divorce or separation process without a full understanding of the financial consequences,” explained Resolution chair Jo Edwards.
“And with over 50,000 people forced to represent themselves in the family courts every year as a result of the loss of legal aid, we’re concerned that many people are entering the courts with little understanding of how divorce will affect their financial future, and that of their children,” she added.
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