June 20, 2021

Separations and divorces rebound 5.7% in the first quarter of the year


In the first quarter of 2021, 15,048 requests for consensual divorce were filed.

In the first quarter of 2021, 15,048 requests for consensual divorce were filed.
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The marital dissolutions rose 5.7% in the first quarter of the year, especially separations and consensual divorces, which grew by 9.7% in relation to the same period in 2020.

They are data from General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which has made public this Wednesday the data of the lawsuits for marital dissolutions that were filed between January 1 and March 31, 2021.

The recorded increases break the downward trend in 2020 marriage dissolution, when separations and divorces fell 13.3%.

In the first quarter of 2021 15,048 requests for consensual divorce and 9,290 for non-consensual divorce were filed, and 723 of consensual separations and 304 non-consensual.

These non-consensual separations decreased 14.4% compared to the first quarter of 2020.

What’s more, there were 22 demands for marriage annulment, one less than a year ago.

The rate of applications for marriage dissolution in Spain is 5.4 per 100,000 inhabitants: it is exceeded by the Canary Islands (6.4), the Valencian Community (6.3), Cantabria (6), Murcia (6), the Balearic Islands (5 , 8) and Catalonia (5.8).

At the other end, the territories where fewer people divorce or separate are Madrid (4.3), Castilla y León (4.4) and the Basque Country (4.7).

The demands for modification of marital and non-marital measures have also experienced significant increases in the first quarter.

Thus, the demands for modification of consensual measures rose by 21.4% in the first quarter in relation to the same period of the previous year (3,496) and the non-consensual ones did so by 7.4 (8,439).

For its part, The modifications of measures of custody, custody and maintenance of consensual non-marital children had a significant interannual increase of 34.2% (up to 6,456) and the non-consensual ones grew by 11.5% (7,006).

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