In the past year: number of divorces increased slightly

for the First time since years again and more people divorce. Last year, around 149,000 marriages ended by a court decision, nearly 1,000 more than in the previ

In the past year: number of divorces increased slightly

for the First time since years again and more people divorce. Last year, around 149,000 marriages ended by a court decision, nearly 1,000 more than in the previous year, as the Federal Statistical office reported on Wednesday in Wiesbaden.

The slight increase of 0.6 percent was the first increase since the year 2012. In the past year, the divorced couples had been married an average of 14 years and 10 months. In about half the cases of non-adult children lived in the household, a total of approximately 122,000 minors were reported to be from the divorce of their parents affected. For the first time were recorded in the statistics-sex divorces of same sex couples, 100 were registered.

The statistics relate to the year 2019, the potential impact of the Corona-time is not so taken into account.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 04:19

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