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Divorce Rate Drops for International Couples

Divorce Rate Drops for International Couples

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The divorce rate among married international couples has dropped noticeably in recent years. The Ministry of Justice says that this is due to an educational program that all international couples must go through before getting married. According to figures released by the Ministry of Justice and Statistics Korea, the [...]

Divorce Soars Around New Year and Chuseok

Divorce Soars Around New Year and Chuseok

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the family-friendly image of traditional holidays, a significant number of couples file for divorce around traditional family holidays such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok. Data from the National Court Administration shows that nearly twice as many married couples file for divorce during the 10 days before and after [...]

Divorce Rate Increasing for South Korean Men With a Foreign Spouse

Divorce Rate Increasing for South Korean Men With a Foreign Spouse

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Korean men who want to divorce their foreign spouse has quadrupled over the last six years, according to a report released by the Korea Legal Aid Center for family relations yesterday. The report, which was based on multicultural married couples who received divorce counseling last year, [...]

Koreans Change Perspective on Divorce, Living Together Before Marriage

Koreans Change Perspective on Divorce, Living Together Before Marriage

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – In a sign of a shift away from a once highly conservative society, more Koreans are growing comfortable with the idea of divorce, and living together before tying the knot.  Researchers from the Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs, Seoul National University (Institute for Social Development and Policy [...]