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Statistics on annulments, separations and divorces. Year 2022

In 2022, there were 81,302 divorces, 6.4% less than the previous year. Shared custody of children was granted in 45.5% of the divorce cases of couples with children, 2.3 points more than the previous year.

Annulments, separations and divorces - Year 2022
Indicator Note Value Annual change
Dissolution process total 84,551 -6.7
Divorces 81,302 -6.4
Average length of marriage 1 16.7 1.2
Joint custody 2 45.5 5.5
  • Variación anual: diferencia respecto al año anterior.
    • Value: Number of years since the date of sentencing Annual variation: difference as compared to the previous year
    • Value: Percentage of total. Annual variation: difference as compared to the previous year
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Year 2022 Published: 13/07/2023
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The Statistics on Annulments, Separations and Divorces is statistical research of an annual nature, whose objective is to ascertain the number of annulment, separation or divorce judgments passed during the reference year, and to provide additional information regarding the main socio-demographic of spouses involved, and regarding other variables of social relevance associated with the legal process.

These statistics are performed by the INE by virtue of the Agreement signed with the General Council of the Judiciary Branch (GCJB) on 14 February 1994, and subsequent addenda, dated September 1, 2006.