Online divorce procedure
Online divorce procedure

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Online divorce procedure
  • Applications which may proceed by electronic means
  • Steps which may be taken online
  • Steps which may be taken by an applicant
  • Steps which may be taken by a respondent
  • Steps which may be taken by a co-respondent
  • Security
  • Creating and starting an application by electronic means
  • Acting for a respondent
  • Procedure
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Notes: Brexit and family law, What does IP completion day mean for family law? and Brexit—jurisdiction and family proceedings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). HMCTS has provided guidance on contacting various services during the coronavirus pandemic: Guidance to public and professional users for contacting HMCTS during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reminding users that it may take longer

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