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In the 1960s, Americans used to travel to Mexico to get a divorce as the procedure for getting one was much simpler and faster. However, in 1970, as per a Mexican federal law recommendation, most courts stopped accepting divorce petitions from couples who were non-residents. For Mexicans, religion again plays an important role in this predominantly Catholic country and this explains why divorce rates in Mexico are just 15 per cent, while the CDR is 0.8 per cent.

Countries with the highest and lowest divorce rates

As the world’s most expensive divorce – that of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is under process, data shows that fewer people are getting married, more are delaying their marital age and even more are getting divorced. The divorce rate gaps between countries are vast – according to data, only around 1 per cent of marriages end up in a divorce in India, as compared to rates as high as 66 per cent in Luxembourg as per 2016 data.

Let’s take a look at the divorce rates in different countries and how they deal with divorce.