The Family Courts have been piloting a system of online divorce applications. The early indications are that of the online applications only 7% are returned due to being incorrectly completed opposed to 40% of paper applications. The Court is aiming to fully adopt the online system of divorce applications for both individuals and law firms in the very near future in the interests of improving efficiency and saving administration costs and time. The new proposed system should be of benefit to parting spouses by ultimately leading to a more streamlined, quicker process.
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Digitising divorce applications could save 13,000 hours of court staff time. Enabling people to apply for a divorce online could eliminate up to 13,000 hours of time spent by court staff checking divorce petitions, a senior civil servant responsible for several family justice reforms predicts. Adam Lennon, head of family modernisation and improvement at HM Courts & Tribunals Service, told a Westminster Legal Policy Forum today that he did not believe it was right that getting a divorce 'should be determined by the need to copy text from one document to another - both of which the court has right in front of them in any event'.