2,208 divorce requests approved by Maltese courts since introduction
2,208 divorce requests have been approved by court in Malta and Gozo since divorce was introduced in 2011.
Figures tabled in parliament Monday by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici show that 2,125 divorce requests were approved by the courts in Malta between October of 2011 (when it was introduced), till today, whilst 83 were approved in the Gozo court.
This year saw the lowest number of divorce requests approved, with 274 so far.
2012 saw the highest number of divorces in Malta, with 432, whilst 2015 was the year that the Gozo courts saw the highest number of divorce requests approved, with a total of 22.
A referendum on divorce was held in Malta on 28 May 2011. It came into effect on the 1 October of that year.