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Online Divorce: Solicitors app in development

Open letter from The President and the CEO of HMCTS says testing will start in September.

  • An app to allow solicitors to apply for a divorce online on behalf of their clients is in development and due to start testing 'with a small group of professional users' in September 2018.

    The news was announced in an open letter from The President and the head of the HMCTS, Susan Acland-Hood, and follows on from the Bank Holiday announcement that online divorce applications for individuals had moved from a private to a public beta phase.

    The letter also gives more detail on the next phases of the development process:

    Our project team will continue to develop other parts of the divorce process in a phased approach: Acknowledgement of Service; Decree Nisi; and Decree Absolute. We will test these in private beta (with a small number of selected applicants), before we finally join up the constituent parts to provide a fully transformed end-to-end digital service for divorce. 

    Alongside the open letter is a useful factsheet, answering some of the immediate questions raised by the introduction of online divorce.

    Read the full text of these documents on the Courts & Judiciary website.

News, published: 09/05/2018

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Published: 09/05/2018

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