The first quarter of the present year saw 5,666 French couples divorced and 70,656 couples married. The ratio of divorces to marriages is one to twelve.
In Paris during the same period there were 1,048 divorces and 8,000 marriages, or a ratio of one to eight. The capital's divorce rate is the highest in the country, Lyons coming second.
A feature of the statistics is that there were more women defaulters than men.
Legal circles are much concerned over the increase in divorces in view of a divorce bill to...