The United Kingdom ministry of justice has introduced online divorce applications in England and Wales to make the process easier for interested parties. NAN reports that the whole process from payment to providing supporting evidence can now be carried out online.
In a recent survey that collected data from 1,000 people, nine of every 10 said they were satisfied with the service.
The MoJ said court staff currently spend 13,000 hours dealing with complex paper divorce forms, but the online service has already contributed to a 95 percent drop in the number of applications being returned because of mistakes.
“Allowing divorce applications to be made online will help make sure we are best supporting people going through an often difficult and painful time,” Lucy Frazer, UK justice minister, said.
“More people will have the option of moving from paper-based processes to online systems which will cut waste, speed up services which can be safely expedited, and is a better fit with modern day life.”
The changes are part of a $1.4 billion program to transform the court system, making it quicker, more accessible and easier to use for all.
The Courts and Tribunals Service cited the example of divorce applicant, Rebecca, who used the new online service and received legal confirmation of her divorce less than 12 weeks later.