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iFLG issues first online divorce petition

Date:6 SEP 2018
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On 6 August 2018, The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) became the first firm of solicitors to issue an English divorce petition online. The petition was issued, returned and ready for service in less than 24 hours, a very impressive turnaround. The completion of this online petition was made possible thanks to the online divorce pilot for solicitors launched on Tuesday 31 July 2018, in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (‘HMCTS’) and the East Midlands Regional Divorce Centre. David Hodson and Stuart Clark of iFLG previously provided details  of the launch.

These are our initial comments on the completion of the online divorce petition together with our guidance to using the system for the profession for when the portal is further rolled out. We hope it will be later this year and we will of course update on this exciting development.

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