Online error could affect thousands of divorce settlements

An urgent investigation has been launched after a fault was discovered in an online form used by divorcing couples calculating financial settlements.

The error on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) website had the potential to inflate a spouse's financial worth, according to The Guardian.

The MoJ is urgently invetigating the errors on 'Form E' amid concerns that tens of thousands of couples who divorced in the last 20 months may have to re-open negotiations.

The form, which is not used by all divorcing couples, was rectified earlier this month.

Those who believe they may have been affected are being asked to email Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS).

  • Anyone concerned about their own court proceedings should contact formE@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk