The Family Procedure Rules 2010 will shortly be updated to confirm that from Monday 13 September 2021, solicitors must submit applications for divorce online using MyHMCTS. The only exceptions are the following applications, which must be filed on paper at Bury St Edmunds Regional Divorce Unit:

  • Civil partnership dissolution.

  • Judicial separation.

  • Nullity.

There will be a three-week transition period after the online divorce service is mandated for use from 13 September 2021. Paper divorce papers will still be processed until close of business on 4 October 2021, but all paper applications received from 5 October 2021 will be returned. Practitioners are urged to sign up to MyHMCTS as soon as possible.  For further guidance can be found on MyHMCTS: How to use online divorce services.

The contents of this article do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only.

The contents of this post do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only