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Divorces on the rise due to COVID-19

The coronavirus It has left many people without freedom to carry out their day to day as they did before the pandemic. The restrictions have allowed citizens to spend more time in our homes, what has meant arguments between family members, especially in the marriages, many of whom have ended their relationship ending it with a divorce.

According to data from General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), the impact of coronavirus would have affected the separation and divorce demands have increased to 25,732 during the third quarter of 2020, what it supposes 16.6% more compared to the same period in 2019.

More than 15,000 demands from July to September

From July to September, 14,835 consensual divorce lawsuits have been registered, a 17.7% more than those requested in the same months of 2019. On the other hand, uncondensed divorces have increased 15% more than the previous year, with a total of 9,809 applications submitted.

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Regarding the separations, have been presented 783 consensual requests, what it supposes an increase of 19.7% compared to 2019. The non-consensual are 6.6% more than in the previous year, with a total of 305 applications submitted. On the other hand, they have registered 14 nullity claims, 16.7% higher than those filed in the third quarter of 2019.

Suspension of judicial activity during confinement

These increases have occurred after the impact of the confinement experienced in Spain due to COVID-19, when the procedural deadlines and the activity of the judicial bodies were suspended, therefore, this type of demand was reduced, as explained by the CGPJ.

By regions

Taking into account the demands for marital dissolution from January 1, 2020, the Autonomous Communities with the most requests have been the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community with 6.6%. They follow Baleares, with 6.1%; Andalusia, with 5.9%; Asturias and Cantabria, with 5.7%; Galicia, 5.6%; Y Murcia, 5.5%. All these Communities they exceed the national average, established at 5.4%.

The lowest data have been registered in Castilla y León and the Basque Country, with 4.3%; Madrid accumulates 4.4%; Y Aragon 4.6%. All of them they are below the national average.

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