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20 FEB 2013

Government publishes 'divorce hot spots'

DivorceThe Ministry of Justice has published a list detailing the areas of England with the highest number of court applications for divorce between October 2011 and September 2012.

The list shows that almost 3,000 couples filed for divorce at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre and Family Courts last year. This was followed by Weston-super-Mare County Court with almost 2,500 couples and Leicester County Court with over 1,800. These figures were the highest for any part of the country, outside of Greater London.

The statistics have been published to reinforce the government's campaign to encourage more couples to

The courts where the most divorce petitions were applied for in the past year were:


Divorce petitions
(Oct 2011 - Sept 2012)

Birmingham Civil Justice Centre and Family Courts


Weston-super-Mare County Court


Leicester County Court


Romford County Court


Coventry Combined Court Centre


Norwich Combined Court Centre


Bristol County Court


Croydon County Court


Nottingham County Court


Chelmsford County and Family Proceedings Court


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