Will disputes increase following a rise in 'silver' divorces

According to recent figures, 10% of those age 65 and over are now a divorcee, which has subsequently led to many divided and blended families coming to blows over who has the rights to inheritance, particularly once a person remarries.

The average number of males over the age of 60 who divorce rose by nearly 75% in the 20 years preceding 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics. By 2013, nearly one in three couples getting hitched had also been married before.

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