Online divorce petitions: a cry for help?

05 Sep 2019

A smaller number of online divorces proceed to a final divorce decree absolute than paper petitions, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

Covent Garden based firm International Family Law Group (IFLG) obtained the data from the MoJ following a freedom of information request.

IFLG was one of the first four firms to deal with the online divorce process and issued the first ever law firm online petition in August 2018.

The number of divorce petitions being issued online is increasing and 40 per cent of petitions are now issued digitally since it was first made possible in April 2018.

The figures from the MoJ showed that during the three-month period to December 2018, 23 per cent fewer onlin...

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