In the wake of setting up the new divorce hubs the courts have warned that 40% of divorce petitions are rejected due to flaws, some of which are caused by solicitors.
This rate is shocking and it shows the importance of asking an experienced solicitor to prepare divorce papers or at least to check them for you before filing them at court. Rejection of a divorce petition inevitably causes delays, but in my experience it can also result in unnecessary friction between separating spouses. We offer services for preparing and for checking divorce petitions to avoid such rejections and ensure that everything progresses as smoothly as possible.
The new divorce hub for London and the South East is in the process of taking over processing all undefended divorce petitions from the courts in the area. It is planning to deal with a huge number of cases every year, freeing up local courts to deal with contested cases. We have recently been told that Oxford court will be changing to the new hub in July, but as the date keeps changing we will have to wait and see...
Four out of 10 divorce petitions flawed The statistic was quoted on Tuesday at a briefing session on a new divorce hub for London and the south-east, which is expected to handle 40% of all divorce work in England and Wales. Only cases that require a hearing will be transferred to the parties’ preferred court. Work is being transferred from the 45 divorce courts in London and the south-east to the Bury St Edmunds hub on a phased basis. So far that transfer has been completed for 28 of the 45. By October all undefended divorce work, with the exception of urgent matters, will be processed through the new centre.