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Family procedure rule amendments and new forms

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As the rule of law, it is a requirement for a statement of truth to be completed in all applications for divorce and dissolution. Forms D8 (application form for divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership) and D8B (answer to any application for divorce or dissolution) have been amended to reflect this requirement. Guidance notes for completing the D8 are included within the form.

These forms will come into effect on 7 August 2017. However, courts will continue to accept previous versions of the form D8 (06.2016) and D8B (04.2012) until 4 September 2017. All applications lodged at a court house using these versions on or after 5 September 2017 will not be accepted by HMCTS. Please note that from 7 August 2017 these forms will only be available electronically on https://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk.

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