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Vital Events Reference Tables 2002

Vital Events Reference Tables 2002

Section 8: Divorces

The data presented on divorces relate to the date on which the decrees were granted. In all tables the total of divorces includes nullities.

In legal terms the 1976 Act introduced a single ground for divorce - irretrievable breakdown of marriage - with the detailed reasons as 'proofs'. However, the information presented in this report on reasons for divorce retains the terminology 'grounds for divorce'.

Table 8.1 covers divorces granted under the Divorce (Scotland) Act 1976. It excludes 14 cases in 1981 and 4 cases in 1982 where divorces were granted under the Divorce (Scotland) Act 1964. Further details of divorces granted under earlier legislation can be found in previous reports. In legal terms the 1976 Act introduced a single ground for divorce - irretrievable breakdown of marriage - with the detailed reasons as 'proofs'. However, the information presented in this Report on reasons for divorce retains the terminology 'grounds for divorce'.

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8.1 Divorces, by ground, Scotland, 1981 to 2002, under the Divorce (Scotland) Act 1976
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8.2 Divorces, by duration of marriage, Scotland, 1971 to 2002
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8.3 Divorces, by ground and duration of marriage, Scotland, 2002
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8.4 Divorces, by marital status at time of marriage, Scotland, 1971 to 2002
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8.5 Divorces, by sex, age at divorce and duration of marriage, Scotland, 2002
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8.6 Divorces, by ages of husband and wife at marriage, Scotland, 2002
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8.7 Divorces, by method of celebration and duration of marriage, Scotland,

2002
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