IN 2014, more than 105,893 marriages broke up, which represents an increase of 5.4 per cent if compared with 2013, according to the most recent data.
Figures were released in a report entitled Nullities, Separations and Divorces, carried out by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which also showed that the average length of marriages has not changed much since 2013, and couples remain together an average of 15.8 years.
The report also shows that 76.1 per cent of divorces were carried out with the consent of both parties, a percentage that reached 85.5 per cent in regards to separations.
The average age when women decide to put an end to a marriage was 42.8 years old and for men it was 45.3 years old.
In addition, the cases where joint custody is granted have increased to 21.3 per cent of the total cases, while it sat at 17.9 per cent in 2013.