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28 November 2013 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Tablet Interview

That’s how senior judge Sir Paul Coleridge sees the best marriages and why he wants to promote the institution. And as he told Abigail Frymann the emotional and financial cost of family break-up is too high a price to pay for both the people involved and society, too There are two statistics you have to remember about divorce: that only half of 15-year-olds in England and Wales live with both parents, and that in the vast majority of cases of those who do, the parents are married rather than just cohabiting. So says Sir Paul Coleridge, a High Court judge who, after 40 years of witnessing the breakdown of the messiest couples dragging their grievances through the family-justice system, is trying to engage with potential casualties before they get to court.We speak in his chambers at

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