Guidance

MyHMCTS: How to use online divorce services

Guides for legal professionals using online divorce services with MyHMCTS.

Documents

Submitting a case with share a case function

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Respondent solicitor guide

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Amend your petition

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Deemed and Dispensed Service Applications

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Alternative Service Journey and General Applications

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Completing an acknowledgement of service

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Responding to an Acknowledgment of Service for represented respondents

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Applying for a decree nisi and decree absolute

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Decree nisi clarification and amend petition

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Details

These guides are legal professionals and describe the steps you need to use online services for divorce on MyHMCTS:

  • Submitting a case
  • Requesting a personal service
  • Amend your petition
  • Deemed and dispensed service applications
  • Alternative service journey and general applications
  • Completing an acknowledgement of service
  • Responding to an acknowledgment of service for represented respondents
  • Applying for a decree nisi and decree absolute
  • Decree nisi clarification and amend petition for solicitors
Published 19 October 2020
Last updated 8 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded a new version of "Submitting a case with share a case function".

  2. Brand new respondents solicitor guide, removal of personal service guide

  3. Addition of guides for Deemed and Dispensed Service Applications, Alternative Service Journey and General Applications and Responding to an Acknowledgment of Service for represented respondents

  4. Uploaded updated version of the Submitting a case guidance.

  5. Updated submitting a case PDF includes information about more common issues users have and guidance to avoid them.

  6. Submitting a case guidance document replaced with updated version.

  7. First published.