Changes to the Jalisco Civil Code mean that some couples in the state can now obtain “quickie” divorces in 30 days.
In recent years, the average time it has taken to get a divorce is around four months.
Couples who qualify for a “divorcio exprés” must not have children aged under the age of 18 and have been married for at least one year. Owning property held in joint title is another complication that might obstruct the rapid divorce process.
Between 1993 and 2013, Jalisco saw an increase of more than 100 percent in the number of couples seeking a divorce.