Downward Divorce Trend in France due to Economic Crisis


The Economic Crisis appears to have at least one positive side effect

Has divorce in France become another expense that’s just too costly to afford? Several lawyers revealed to radio station RTL that they’ve suffered a drop in activity which they are attributing to the economic downturn.

Between all the cost-saving measures arising from prolonged negotiations over legal fees and deciding to use only one lawyer acting for both parties, the risk, according to one of the legal eagles, is of people settling for a “discount divorce”.

Even a divorce by mutual consent, which costs “a few hundred euros” according to one of the RTL interviewees, is proving too expensive for certain couples… who will, therefore, remain married. The cost of a divorce varies according to the legal fees of the lawyer or lawyers chosen. If a spouse doesn’t have enough money to engage the services of a lawyer, he or she may be entitled to legal aid, the legal experts pointed out.

While there are still no official figures in France to back up the French solicitors’ concerns, the Spanish have been doing their divorce sums. In a country where the effects of the downturn have been far more keenly felt, the number of divorce cases has dropped by 20% in one year.

scroll to top

We use cookies on this website primarily to improve its functionality. Along with typical standard cookies, we also use cookies and content from Google (maps, YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter) to improve the performance of this site. In order to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Requirements, all cookies and content from Google, Twitter, Facebook and co. are deactivated by default. They will only be activated once you click "Accept" to allow the use of cookies and third-party content. If you initially choose not to accept cookies, you will not be able to watch videos or access other media content on this site. However, you can change this setting on any page containing third-party media by selecting the option to allow content. On the Privacy Policy page under “Cookies” you have the option to give or revoke your consent to the use of cookies. For more information please click the link below to read our: Privacy Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.