Nottingham is currently hosting an online divorce pilot. The Ministry of Justice are considering rolling this out over the country if the pilot is successful.
Further details have emerged of government plans to move more divorce work online as part of efforts to modernise the justice system. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that Nottingham’s East Midlands regional divorce centre is to host a pilot scheme allowing certain proceedings for a matrimonial order to be filled in via the web. A practice direction, establishing the pilot, was published last week. It states that future practice directions will establish other pilot schemes ‘which will allow for later stages in matrimonial proceedings to take place via the online system, for example making the application online’.