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EFIS 81, August 2017 : Divorce

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Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have amended Divorce forms DIV1 and DIV3 as a result of the Family Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2017 which will come into force on 7th August.

These 2017 Rules make various procedural changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (or FPRs for short).

In particular, rule 8 of the 2017 Rules amends rule 17(1) of the 2010 FPRs to require a statement of truth to be included in certain matrimonial and civil partnership applications and in answers to such applications.

HMCTS has therefore amended Divorce forms DIV1 and DIV3 to incorporate a statement of truth and included the guidance notes as part of the DIV1. Form DIV1_Notes has therefore been removed from your library.

Although both DIV1 and DIV3 should be used from 7th August. in accordance with the 2017 Rules, HMCTS will exercise its discretion to accept the existing versions of DIV1 and DIV3 until 4th September.

However, only these amended versions of DIV1 and DIV3 will be accepted by HMCTS on and after 5th September.

For word subscribers, form DIV1_Word will follow this update in due course.

Finally, macro enhancements have been made to forms DIV_E and DIV32 which are available for your immediate use.

Forms affected

DIV1_Notes Supporting Notes for Guidance on Completing a Divorce/Dissolution/(judicial) Separation Petition Deleted   [?]
DIV1_Exp. Application for a divorce, dissolution or (judicial) separation - D8 [P8AW][P8BW][P8CW][P8DW][P8EW][P8AH][P8BH][P8CH][P8DH][P8EH] New/Amended
DIV32 Statement of Information for Consent Order in Relation to a Financial Remedy -D81 New/Amended
DIV_E Financial Statement [FORME] New/Amended
DIV1 Application for a divorce, dissolution or (judicial) separation - D8 [P8AW][P8BW][P8CW][P8DW][P8EW][P8AH][P8BH][P8CH][P8DH][P8EH] New/Amended
DIV3 Answer to a Divorce/Dissolution/(Judicial) Separation or Nullity Petition/Application - D8B New/Amended

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