Ministry of Justice proclaims success for its online divorce service.

A recent press release from the Ministry of Justice, to update on progress of the legal elements of the SmarterGov online services campaign, revealed that over 450 people used the government’s online service to apply for a divorce over the recent holiday period, including 13 applications submitted on Christmas Day itself.

In total, more than 23,000 applications for divorce have been made online, since the service was launched last April, according to the Ministry of Justice. The department is keen to publicise the merits of the new service, which was introduced as part of the wider £1bn courts service modernisation programme.

Justice Minister Lucy Frazer said: ‘These online services are already making a difference to people who use the justice system. As we reach this milestone it’s encouraging to see people are reporting these services work well for them.’

Kelly Sharman, The Head of Family Law at Judge & Priestley commented; “The move to online divorce applications reflects the reality of modern life and the fact that individuals need services that can fit in around their busy lives. That said it can still be difficult to negotiate the divorce process and any financial matters that stem from the breakdown of a marriage. The family team at Judge & Priestley can assist and advise you on these potentially complex issues at whatever stage of the process you have reached.”

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