By Laurence Wauters
En 1960, the divorce rate was less than 7%, before gradually increasing to reach around twenty percent in 1980, around thirty percent in 1990 and 45.7% in 2000, recalls the bill tabled by the N-VA MP Kristien Van Vaerenbergh and examined this Tuesday in the Justice Committee. According to Statbel, today nearly one out of two marriages ends in divorce; in 2018, 23,135 divorces had been pronounced and the figure decreased during the confinement since it reached 21,300 for 2020. But it is becoming more and more difficult, in certain family courts, to look into these numerous files: thus that Me Jean-Louis Renchon denounced in Evening on November 21, at the French-speaking family court in Brussels, certain hearings, however urgent, were set for one year.
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