Portuguese Divorce Rate Falls First Time in 11 Years

By Josh D. Simon
Updated: July 17, 2014
world divorce news

After 11 straight years of increases, the number of spouses who divorced in Portugal fell last year.

That’s according to data from Portugal’s General Board for Justice Statistics (DGEJ), which noted that the 18,959 divorces filed across the country in 2011 were 581 less than 2010.  

Some experts suggest that Portugal’s current economic challenges are convincing more couples to stay together – or simply making it prohibitively expensive to split; something that many North American couples have and are continuing to experience.  

Still, Portugal’s declining (at least for now) divorce rate is still well above the European average, with Portuguese couples divorcing at three times the rate of their Italian counterparts, and four times that of their Irish counterparts.

Across the EU, Portugal ranks fifth highest in divorce rate, Belgium, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Denmark.                 

For more World Divorce News, visit http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/World_Divorce_News/

Back To Top

August 09, 2012

Add A Comment


Allowed HTML: <b>, <i>, <u>, <a>



Divorce Lawyers

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Find all CDFAs

Divorce Mediators

Find Divorce Mediators

Business Valuators / CPAs

Find Business Valuators / CPAs

Collaborative Practice

Find Collaborative Practitioners

Reason for your Divorce

Why did your relationship end? If there's more than one reason, choose the strongest factor.

Money Problems/Arguments
Physical/Emotional Infidelity
Physical/Mental Illness
Physical/Emotional Abuse
Alcoholism/Addiction Issues
Basic Incompatibility

Copyright © 2017 Divorce Magazine, Divorce Marketing Group & Segue Esprit Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is prohibited.