According to Brazil's statistics agency, more Brazilians were getting divorced as procedures were simplified, setting a record high in 2011.
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said the number of divorces in Brazil hit 351,153 in 2011, up %45.6 from 2010.
As a result, the country's divorce rate reached 2.6 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants aged 15 and over, the highest since 1984, IBGE said.
New procedures introduced in 2010 mean getting divorced is significantly faster and less complicated, especially for couples without children or disputable www.
The IBGE also found, although women remain the dominant legal guardians of children after divorce (%87.6), shared custody is on the rise, reaching %5.4 last year.