A survey of various family courts in Pakistan's Rawalpindi district has revealed that there has been a rise in cases of divorce-seeking love marriage couples in the last six months. The data indicates that among divorce suit applicants, there is a pre-dominant majority of couples that solemnised their marriages on their own aginst their parents' wishes. A total of 529 cases seeking dissolution of marriage have been filed with various family courts of Rawalpindi during the last six months. The filed cases range from seeking the custody of child, demanding monthly stipend from former husband and return of dowry, according to data gathered from various family courts of the garrison city transpired. In the last six months various family courts of Rawalpindi have issued 217 decrees for dissolving marriages, reports the Daily Times. While the family courts ordered returning dowry of 112 divorced women, a total of 75 women were handed over the custody of their children and payment of monthly stipend is ordered to their former husbands. During this period a total of 158 men also approached various family courts pleading the retention of their marriages. And 99 estranged women have been allowed to go with their husbands and resume normal conjugal lives. Source: ANI << Experts Raising Concerns Over Controversial Dating Site Att... Boffins Figure How Bacteria Build Their Nano-Syringe >> Recommended Reading Divorce Law Pact Sealed by European Nations Couples of different European nationalities will be able to choose which divorce laws will apply under a new deal struck between 14 countries on Friday. READ MORE Long-Term Couple Divorce Rates Shoot Up Old married couples tend to divorce after their children grow up and move out of their family homes, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest. READ MORE Divorce Risk Less When Men Share Housework: Study Divorce rates are lower in families where husbands help out their spouses with the housework, shopping and childcare, according to a study of 3,500 British couples published Tuesday. READ MORE In China, A Divorce can Help You Buy a Second Home Li Guoliang, 42, is keen on divorcing his wife, in order to buy a second home. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia The Essence of Yoga Blood Pressure Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?