Surge in divorces among the over-60 "silver separators" despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up

Surge in divorces among the over-60 'silver separators' despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 20 December 2012 The number of older people whose marriages collapse when they reach their 60s has risen sharply, official figures have revealed. Even though divorce overall has become less common, the rate of break-ups among the ‘silver separators’ has soared in the past ten years, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.