In 2015, the Family Justice Courts introduced the Simplified Uncontested Divorce with the aim of simplifying the process of divorce for parties who manage to come to an agreement on all the terms of their divorce and ancillary matters.
Saving time and costs for the parties, the number of Simplified Uncontested Divorces have steadily increased over the years – from 24% of all divorces filed in 2015 to approximately half of all divorces in 2018. In fact, less than 5% of all divorces filed in 2017 required a final adjudication hearing in Court (i.e. divorce trial or Ancillary Matters hearing). (more…)