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Family problems increasing in Spain

In Spain families are breaking up at an alarming rate according to figures released by the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ).

Apparently in 2012 there were 127,362 break-ups compared to 124,702 in 2011. Figures provided by the Family Institute (IPF) show that there are 349 separations per day which is one every four minutes.

The president of the IPF, Eduardo Hertfelder said, ‘the rupture of the family has become one of the main problems of the Spanish society and family’. He added, ‘behind every person who gets divorced there is always a conflict to resolve family dramas’. ‘This leads to the conclusion that divorce does not solve problems but only aggravates the situation more’.

The IPF president added that between 2003 and 2012 irrevocable separations ending in divorce had increased and amounted to 78,9 per cent of all separations.

He also blamed the new divorce law that allows ‘quick’ divorces, saying it is a total failure, and that before the public administrations allow the biggest problem faced by Spanish families to continue they should tackle it immediately.

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