5.8% divorce rate in Jordan in 2021

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AMMAN — Chief Islamic Justice Abdel Hafez Al-Rabtah said Tuesday that the rate of divorce cases had reached 5.8 percent during 2021, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

His statements came during the presentation of the statistical report for 2021, which includes indicators such as the number of cases considered in Sharia courts and the number of marriage and divorce contracts.

According to the report, the Islamic Justice Department examined 700,000 transactions in 2021, with the number of family cards issued to beneficiaries reaching 74,000, an increase of 45 percent.

The number of marriages increased to 76,000, while the marriage of minors decreased by 1.2 percent. The report indicated that the Department of the Chief Justice refused to approve dozens of cases of marriage of persons under 18 years of age.

The report indicated that the rate of divorce cases amounted to 5.8 percent, while the Alimony Credit Fund spent about JD1.6 million.

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