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De-linking financial proceedings from divorce proceedings to go ahead

Date:14 JUN 2017
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A new process of administratively de-linking financial proceedings from divorce proceedings will be rolled out across England and Wales on 19 June 2017, the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has confirmed. The decision was taken following a successful pilot in the south-west region.

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On 27 April 2017, HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced plans to conduct a pilot in the South West Regional Divorce Centre in Southampton to administratively de-link financial proceedings from divorce proceedings. The aim was to introduce improvements to how financial applications are dealt with.

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It has been reported the pilot was successful and achieved its aim of introducing a more streamlined process, reducing delays experienced by court users as files are transferred between courts by up to two weeks.

A national rollout of the new process to all courts in England and Wales will now take place on 19 June 2017.

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Source: Letter: Administrative de-linking of financial remedy applications from divorce proceedings