By Cathy Elelman • 07 July 2020 • 14:47
DECREASE: The number of divorce and separation requests in the first quarter was down 11.7 per cent on last year.
THE Balearic Islands lead Spain’s marriage breakdown league.
There were more petitions for divorce or separation in Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, whether by mutual agreement or not, than anywhere else in the country in the first three months of the year, with a rate of 6.6 per 10,000 inhabitants.
Yet the TSJIB Judicial Power General Council Statistics Service figures show the number of divorce and separation requests in the Balearics in the first quarter was down 11.7 per cent on the same period last year.
A total of 651 demands were presented in the first quarter of this year, compared with 737 in 2019.
The TSJIB did however qualify that the statistics only count up to March 14 and not the end of the month due to the Covid-19 crisis and the declaration of the state of alarm.
The 404 petitions for an agreed divorce represent a drop of 5.4 per cent on last year, while there were 22.3 per cent less requests for non-agreed divorces at 219.
There were 21 demands for an agreed separation, five per cent more than in the first three months of 2019, and seven not agreed, or 12.5 per cent less that last year.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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