Divorce on the increase in Spain

9 October 2015 | Tags: ,

  1. In 2014, divorces in Spain increased by 5.6% from 2013, to 100,746
  2. Of this, three quarters were carried out by mutual agreement, while the remaining quarter were contentious.
  3. On average, separations occur after 22 years, with divorce occurring after 15 years, and annulments after only 7.
  4. The highest number of divorces and separations appeared in partners of different sexes and between the ages of 40 and 49 years old.
  5. In three quarters of custody cases for children, custody was awarded to the mother, with joint custody cases increased from 18% in 2013, to 21% in 2014.
  6. The national average divorce rate (per 1,000 inhabitants) was 2.3 separations and divorces, with the highest rates found in Ceuta, Catalonia and the Canaries.

Our job at MLS is not to judge each and every case and family situation, but to help our clients come to the best settlement for them and their families, whether supporting on legal custody or helping couples distribute assets in a fair manner.

Whether you agree or are opposed to the idea, divorce is part of life in modern Spain. We aim to help our clients through this difficult time with compassion, empathy and understanding of the issues.

Our experienced legal team have knowledge not only of the Spanish system but also of the UK Legal system and what this means for people looking to divorce and split their assets in Spain or overseas.

If you are looking to go through this process, or need some legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation and confidential chat . Calling from the UK: 0845 508 2395. Calling from Spain: (+34) 951 203 094.

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