Divorce Project in HMCTS

HMCTS Divorce Project - The Dame Lesley Strathie Operational Excellence Award

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The Divorce Project is within the HMCTS Reform Programme - The project is working to deliver a transformed end to end service for individuals and/or their legal representatives wishing to make an application to legally end their marriage or civil partnership and resolve associated financial issues. The Divorce Project commenced its first Public Beta release at the end of April 2018 which has exceeded expectations in terms of digital take up. The Divorce Project has worked with citizens in research, staff from the Divorce Units, legal advisors, the judiciary and other stakeholders e.g. Citizens Advice, Personal Support Units and policy colleagues to develop an online system that fundamentally meets all of the needs of the user. All of these have been involved in providing feedback and challenges to the project to bring it to where it is now and in shaping the service for the future.