2022 sees 15% decline in new marriage contracts

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AMMAN — Jordan witnessed a significant 15.2 percent decrease in the number of new marriage contracts signed in 2022 compared to 2021, Al-Saa News reported.اضافة اعلان

Last year, a total of 63,834 marriages were registered at Jordan’s courts, while 75,360 marriages were registered the previous year.

Drop in divorcesMeanwhile, the Kingdom also witnessed a decline in the total number of divorce cases registered with Sharia courts in 2022 compared to 2021, as the number dropped by 6.8 percent to reach 26,756 cases.

The divorce rate for marriages that took place last year stood at 5.8 percent, a percentage that remains more or less constant compared to recent years.

Total Sharia casesDuring a press conference on Monday, Chief Islamic Justice Abdul-Hafiz Al-Rabtah said that the Kingdom’s Sharia courts received a total of 118,674 cases last year, up by 11,113 cases compared to the previous year. 

Despite this increase, the courts maintained a high rate of completion for those cases, at 98.8 percent, he said.  

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