The country’s largest divorce centre now takes an average of five weeks to obtain judicial approval of ‘consent’ orders (orders concerning the division of finances and property).

The Bury St Edmunds Regional Divorce Centre is the central processing point for all divorce applications made in London and the south-east of England. Consent orders normally require approval by a district judge.

A spokesperson for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Services said the lengthy delay had been caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with many staff now working from home.

“There have been delays in processing paper divorce applications because we have had to temporarily reduce the number of staff in our offices due to coronavirus. Steps are being taken to speed up applications while our online divorce service continues to process more than 1,000 digital applications each week”.

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