Divorce Form E Calculation Error on MOJ Website

MOJ Website Error Causes Incorrect Divorce Calculations

An investigation has commenced into reports of errors occurring on the Ministry of Justice website when calculating a couple’s financial settlement (Form E Submissions) when getting divorced.

The error has been fixed but could have affected thousands of couples since April 2014. This error highlights the importance of gaining legal advice in court proceedings. The concerns are that the error in the calculations could have led to unfair financial orders being awarded by the courts.  

The full article can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35129989

By using a family solicitor, this situation will not occur as it (unfortunately) will have only affected people submitting the form themselves.

Hunt & Coombs has an extremely reputable family department which can help and advise in matrimonial finance proceedings. 

So if you require matrimonial legal advice, or fear you may have been affected by this error, please contact our Family Team on:

01733 882800

Or email Louise Ballantyne, Senior Solicitor on louise.ballantyne@hcsolicitors.co.uk

www.hcsolicitors.co.uk

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