The number of marital dissolution demands – separations and divorces – has fallen by 8.2 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2017, and the Comunidad Valenciana has the highest rate of marital breakdownscompared to the Galicia, which has the lowest.
According to the latest data published by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), 16,226 consensual divorce lawsuits have been registered, 7.2% less than in the same quarter of the previous year, and 11,594 of non-consensual divorces, an 8, 6% off
In addition, 864 mutually agreed separation processes have been recorded, which have been reduced by 17%, while 424 have been contentious separations, 13.6% less than those presented in the first quarter of 2017. The number of nullity claims, 41, coincides with those filed in the first quarter of 2017.
By Autonomous Communities, the highest number of dissolution demands per 10,000 inhabitants has occurred in the Comunitat Valenciana, with 7.3; followed by Baleares, Cataluña, and Navarra, with 6.7; Canary Islands, with 6.6; Andalusia and Asturias, with 6.5; and Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia, with 6.3.
Below the national average, which is 6.2, Galicia stands at 4.4; Castilla y León, with 4.9; and the Basque Country, with 5.2.
Regarding the measures taken in these breaches, as guard, custody and food of non-marital children, there has been a decrease of all, especially in non-consensual processes.
According to the Statistics Service of the CGPJ, 2,846 modifications of agreed marital measures have been presented, 0.5% less than in the first quarter of 2017; 8,734 of modification of non-consensual measures, with a decrease of 4.9 percent; 4,998 on guard, custody and food of consensual non-marital children, 0.6 percent less; and 7,050 non-consensual, 9.3 percent less than in the first quarter of 2017.