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Thirteen people filed for divorce on Christmas Day, figures reveal

More than 400 people filed for divorce over the festive period – including 13 on Christmas Day, official figures show.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service received 455 online divorce applications from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, with 13 submitted on 25th December.

Since last year, spouses seeking to end their marriage have been able to complete the whole process online.

They can fill in applications, upload required documents and pay fees on the internet without sending off any paperwork.

Statistics released on Friday by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show more than 23,000 online divorce applications have been made since the platform was rolled out in England and Wales in April 2018.

Picture: A pair of wedding rings. (Anthony Devlin/PA).