The Netherlands government has prepared a new law proposal on the divorcing without courts.
Couples who reach an agreement between themselves will be able to divorce one another by applying to city municipalities, according to the law proposal submitted by the Ministry of Security and Justice.
The proposal was prepared to prevent the loss of time and expenses among childless couples.
As a first step, the jurat will give couples two weeks to reconsider before granting them a divorce if they have not changed their minds.
Around 34 thousand couples divorce each year in the country, according to statistics.