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Digital divorce service to replace paper D8 form from September 2021

From early September 2021, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) will be mandating the digital divorce process. This means that legal representatives will need to process their divorce applications using the digital online service rather than using the paper D8 form.

Divorce applications should continue to be processed via the paper route in the following instances only:

HMCTS strongly encourage signing up to MyHMCTS in good time for September by following these steps:

For guidance on applying for a divorce on MyHMCTS, click here. The opened page provides guidance on: