The Canary Islands remain at the forefront of marital breakups

Since December 2019, the Archipelago has recorded the highest rate in the country in separations per 100,000 inhabitants

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The judicial bodies of the autonomous community of
The Canary Islands led the demands for marital dissolution per 100,000 inhabitants in the second quarter of 2022, as has been the case uninterruptedly since December 2019. This is confirmed by the data collected by the statistics service of the General Council of the Judiciary.

According to the report that has been disseminated by the governing body of the judges, among
April and June 2022 the civil courts of the Archipelago computed a total of 1,461 demands for separation, divorce or marriage annulment. This means a rate of
67.1 marital breakdown processes per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in Spain in the reference period. The second was that of the Balearic Islands (61.9), and the third, that of the Valencian Community. The territory with
lowest marital breakup rate last spring was Castilla y León, with 41.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The rate of
Canarian marital breakdowns was 15.7 points higher than the average nationwide for the same study period (51.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

global figures, The 1,461 cases registered between April and June of this year represent a decrease in matrimonial litigation of 2.5% in reference to the same period of 2021 in the Islands, when 1,499 lawsuits were computed.


National data

In the second quarter of 2022, the number of demands for marital dissolutions, annulments, separations and divorces was 8.8 percent lower than in the same quarter of 2021, according to data collected by the Service of
Statistics of the General Council of the Judiciary. With this reduction, the downward trend shown by this type of demands in recent years is maintained.

Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, year-on-year decreases in lawsuits filed for all forms of marital dissolution have been observed. To L
divorces by mutual agreement, of which 14,306 lawsuits have been filed, the year-on-year decrease was 10.2 percent. For the
contentious divorces, with 9,118 registered demands, the decrease has been 6.5 percent. For their part, the
consensual separations, 643 in total, have been reduced by 13.2 percent, while the
contentious separations (301), have done so by 1.6 percent.

The number of
nullity claims It has been 15, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 6.3 percent.

Putting in relation the demands of marital dissolution of the
total of the year With the population as of January 1, 2022, it is observed that the highest number of dissolution lawsuits per 100,000 inhabitants has occurred in
Canary Islands, with 67.1; Balearic Islands, with 61.9; Valencian Community, with 61.3; Cantabria, with 53.8; Murcia, with 53.5; Andalusia, with 52.6, and Catalonia, with 52.2.

all these
Autonomous Communities they are above the national average, which was 51.4 requests for marriage dissolution per 100,000 inhabitants.

The lowest figures of the quarter they have been registered in Castilla y León, with 41.2; Basque Country, with 43.7, and Madrid, with 44.7.

Decrease in measures modification procedures

They have also shown
year-over-year decreases all demands for modification of measures, both matrimonial and non-marital. The demands for modification of consensual measures, of which 3,398 have been presented, have decreased by 7.7 percent and the demands for modification of non-consensual measures, 8,500, have decreased by 5.6 percent compared to the same quarter of 2021.

Modifications of guardianship, custody and child support measures non-marital consensual, 5,919, have had a year-on-year decrease of 16.4 percent, while non-consensual, 6,753, have shown a decrease of 7 percent.