Brexit fears leading to spike in divorces, says lawyer

'Fear rising from Brexit causing more divorces', says lawyer

Vanessa Lloyd Platt left both James Max and Carole Malone surprised by her claim

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A lawyer stunned both James Max and Carole Malone today by suggesting feelings stirred up by Brexit could be contributing to a sharp rise in divorce rates. 

Vanessa Lloyd Platt,founder of Lloyd Platt & Company in London, had come onto the talkRADIO airwaves to discuss the subject. 

She said that her company had concluded the rise in divorce among a specific age group could be influenced by Britain's departure from the European Union.

The divorce lawyer said: "The group that’s really rising is 35 to 40 years of age. That’s a huge rise this year, we think that’s Brexit having an impact.

"I’m not against Brexit, but we see trends before anyone else sees trends. They think they want to bail out, they’re frightened. When people get very scared, they row with each other.

"It’s not Brexit itself, it’s the fear rising out of it which is causing the problem.

"You can’t ignore it, we’re seeing it now, and the trend is going. So you have to address it."

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