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Government publishes 'divorce hot spots'
Date:20 FEB 2013

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:

Court

Divorce petitions
(Oct 2011 - Sept 2012)

Birmingham Civil Justice Centre and Family Courts

2,799

Weston-super-Mare County Court

2,437

Leicester County Court

1,831

Romford County Court

1,783

Coventry Combined Court Centre

1,776

Norwich Combined Court Centre

1,775

Bristol County Court

1,705

Croydon County Court

1,672

Nottingham County Court

1,611

Chelmsford County and Family Proceedings Court

1,567

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