Divorcing couples have to fill out paper forms if they want to legally separate but the courts have been piloting an online scheme for 10 months
You’ve heard of online dating and soon there will be online breaking as the Government reveals a new service where couples can use the internet to apply for a divorce.
The scheme, which is part of a £1bn justice system reform, is being tested at three sites in the United Kingdom ahead of a roll out to other centres in the coming months.
It is the first time couples have been able to use the internet to apply for a legal separation.
A spokeswoman for HM Courts and Tribunals Service said: “We have a world-leading legal system and are investing over £1bn to reform and enhance our courts to deliver swifter justice.
“We have launched the first divorce application services online at three sites and will be extending the testing over the coming months.
“These measures will simplify the process for divorce applicants and help progress applications quickly.”
The system has been piloted in Nottingham for the past 10 months, according to the Telegraph.
Under the current system, married couples have to fill out paper forms and send them to a court .
The reasons for the marriage ending have to be set out and agreed before a decree nisi is granted.
A decree absolute can be issued six weeks afterwards, which legally ends the marriage .