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On the record - Divorce expert urges faster turnaround to limit uncertainty

With the new changes to Britain’s divorce laws now in force, a specialist provider of online divorce advice is urging HM Courts and Tribunal Service to rethink their postal processes.

Twice published author on divorce and founder of EasyOnlineDivorce James Brien, believes that the current system is a contributing factor to unnecessary stress amongst divorcing couples and it all comes down to the post.

This new legislation is a fantastic thing and something that has been needed for some time, explains James.

However, even the smoothest and most amicable of divorces can be undermined by what is a simple lack of urgency in the process - the posting of the papers. Currently, there is a real uncertainty that can enter in when divorcing couples think that all is moving forwards and yet there is no sign of the papers.

This is often no fault of the couple in question and is actually very simple for HM Courts and Tribunal Service to rectify…recorded delivery. With some simple tracking measures in place, there is now much more peace of mind in what can be an incredibly stressful time and the costs are minimal.

In March, launched a free service to help couples through the process as smoothly as possible.

Applications for no-contest divorces have soared recently with more and more people turning to online services when their cases are relatively simple and amicable.

James Brien concludes;

I see us very simply as helping people to move on to a new chapter in their lives and thankfully, the justice department has finally come round to this way of thinking, by making divorce easier with the introduction of no fault divorce.

We’ve developed a really quick test that will take under a minute to complete and will ensure that you have all of your ducks in a row before you speak to a divorce specialist, whether that is us or anyone else for that matter. In the meantime, if HM Courts and Tribunal Service can make that simple tweak, the whole system would run even better for everyone.

Take the online divorce test here.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mac Watson .

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