Pioneer online divorce court chosen

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The East Midlands Divorce Centre in Nottingham will be first family court in the country to run a government pilot scheme allowing online divorce.

The Ministry of Justice made the announcement following publication of a practice direction (legal guidance document) outlining the pilot, headlined “PROCEDURE FOR USING AN ONLINE SYSTEM TO GENERATE APPLICATIONS IN CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS FOR A MATRIMONIAL ORDER”.

The East Midlands Divorce Centre is one of 11 family courts chosen by HM Courts and Tribunals Service to handle most uncontested divorce proceedings across England and Wales.

Read the practice direction here.

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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