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Why young couples go for divorce after barely a year

Maximum litigants belonged to the highly educated category, according to the family court lawyers association

pune Updated: Apr 30, 2018 14:44 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
The legal experts of family court lawyers association maintained that an increasing number of women in the city are enjoying financial and emotional independence, which has now helped them take decisions on their own.
The legal experts of family court lawyers association maintained that an increasing number of women in the city are enjoying financial and emotional independence, which has now helped them take decisions on their own. (HT PHOTO )

The Pune family court has seen 44,100 divorce-related cases filed during the past eight years, with approximately 4,000 cases being filed annually. Maximum litigants belonged to the highly educated category, according to the family court lawyers association. Interestingly, according to the changing trend, mutual consent between the couple before filing the divorce has emerged as a dominant factor, said office bearers of the association.

The association’s legal experts maintained that an increasing number of women in city are enjoying financial and emotional independence, which has now helped them take decisions on their own. Economic stability is the main reason behind the increasing number of divorce rates as couples are parting ways due to ego clashes, said officials from the association.

Madhavi Pardeshi, a prominent city advocate, said that earlier, pressure from joint families and issues like ‘what will the society say’ and ‘what will happen to us after taking divorce’ had a considerable bearing on the decision-taking abilities of various couples.

Now, things have changed and these are no longer the reasons behind divorces. “ Economic stability has a direct impact on the increasing number of divorces . Now, both the husband and the wife have good jobs, earn a decent income and are highly independent of each other. If a dispute takes place, they directly knock the door of the court and seek a divorce,” she said.

Pardeshi further explained that many couples were earlier in a ‘live-in’ relationships and later, got married. “When they are unable to face the responsibilities of married life, and due to lack of understanding and superiority complex, they choose divorce. The habit of independent decision-making has increased the rate of divorce,” she added.

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