Online Divorce Fault

The outcome of more than 2,000 divorce cases may have been voided by an error in online form used to calculate financial settlements.

In a written statement from Parliament Justice Minister Shailesh Vara MP said that the financial assets of more than 3,600 couples were mis calculated due to the error in the self-assessment form on the Ministry of Justice website.

Those involved in the closed cases effected by the error may need to apply to the Court to re-open or re-negotiate different divorce settlements he said.  The error in the divorce Form E was discovered at the end of last year but has been present on the Ministry of Justice website since at least April 2014.

If you believe you are affected by this fault, contact any of our matrimonial financial specialist Solicitors at any of our offices at Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding, Newark and Grantham.

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