Di­vorce Pe­ti­tions

Beijing Review - - This Week -

More than 1.4 mil­lion di­vorce pe­ti­tions were set­tled by courts across China in 2017, ac­cord­ing to a re­port made pub­lic by the Supreme Peo­ple’s Court on March 22.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, 65.8 per­cent of cases were re­solved with the cou­ples stay­ing mar­ried.

Fig­ures from 2016 and 2017 showed that mar­i­tal is­sues were most likely to oc­cur be­tween the sec­ond and sev­enth years of mar­riage.

In 91.1 per­cent of di­vorce cases, only one party wanted to sep­a­rate. Over 77.5 per­cent of the cases were filed due to the cou­ple be­ing on bad terms.

The re­port also showed that in 14.9 per­cent of cases, one party pe­ti­tioned for di­vorce on the grounds of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, and in over 91 per­cent of those cases, the fe­male part­ner was the vic­tim of this vi­o­lence.

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