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Number of young Hyderabadi couples getting divorced has risen sharply

Number of young Hyderabadi couples getting divorced has risen sharply

HYDERABAD: Five cases every day and152 were filed in the last 30 days that’s the city family courts track record on divorce. The couples in the city have decided they cannot live with each other and have filed for divorce in family courts.

Nearly 3,000 cases have been registered in 2016. M Prameela, who has been practicing at the Family Court for 12 years now said.“The family court is currently occupied with divorce cases. More and more number of people, largely from the IT sector are opting for it. Divorce has been common in this sector for several years now, but the numbers are only skyrocketing.”

The family court officials say the number of divorce applications has doubled and even tripled in the city. They cite a range of reasons the waning influence of the family and joint family; the growing psychological and financial independence of women; late marriages resulting in a greater reluctance to compromise or change set ways and lifestyles.

Ms.Prameela said. “Both are earning and money has become the prime focus. There is no time or space for these couples to concentrate on their health leading to hormonal imbalance.

They are unable to conceive children and stating this as a reason for divorce. There are also cases where the men doubt their spouses where they even go to the extent of checking their phones, their login times etc,” she added.

She said only 10 per cent of the couples decided to get back together.“Lawyers and also special counselors appointed by the court offer compulsory counseling to the couples. However, it is rare that they change their minds. If they have come to the court to file a divorce, it means that their minds are made up,” she said.