More Iranians head for the divorce courts

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Close to a quarter of Iranian marriages now end in divorce, the government has declared.

There are 23.6 divorces for every 100 marriages in the Middle Eastern nation, according to a recent statement by Mohammad Ali Mahzoun, the Director of Statistics and Population Information at the Iran Civil Registration Organization.

In 2005, there were just 8.3 divorces for every 100 marriages, and that figure had climbed just two per cent since 1995.

There were a total of 163,000 divorces in Iran over the course of 2014, and since then a further 69,182 have been registered, a jump of 11.5 per cent.

Meanwhile 724,000 marriages took place between Iranian citizens in the 12 months to March – down from no less than 891,000 in the year to 2012.

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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