Friday, January 28, 2011

E-Divorce?

Apparently it is the new rage in Australia:

Australian couples seeking divorce are now increasingly doing it through the Internet, with more than 250 people using an online service in almost 18 months.
The Federal Magistrates Court introduced its "e-filing" separation option in September 2009, allowing spouses to take the first step towards official separation over the Internet.

In South Australia, there were 3663 divorces last year, up from 3466 in 2008, and in the past 15 months, 268 have applied to end their marriage online.

Another service that has been flagged by the Federal Magistrates Court is an alert being sent via text message to men and women after their divorce has been granted.

Read more here.

AC

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