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‘Unnecessary’ delay in no fault divorces

Ms O’Callaghan added: “The use of the new online divorce portal has definitely helped the current process in speeding up the start to finish time of any divorce.

“We’ve just moved from a paper-based system which is taking, if you’re still in that system, an extremely long time from start to finish, and progress and improvement is being made in terms of speeding up the divorce because the online portal is much more efficient.

“And the worry is that we’re going to almost be taking a retrospective step backwards when this new law comes in.”

chloe.cheung@ft.com