UK couples could be divorcing via laptops and smartphones within months.
No, this isn’t science fiction – “click-for-divorce” is coming. Soon.
Britain’s president of the High Court’s Family Division, Sir James Munby, said it would mean that husband, wife and judge would no longer need to be physically present in a courtroom for a divorce to take place.
According to the Daily Mail, he said the process just made sense, and that "it can be done; it must be done; it will be done".
"We still have a long way to go to the entirely digitised and paperless court … though this is, must be, a vision not of some distant future but of what has to be, and I believe can be, achieved over the next four years," he said.
"When it has been done, we will at last have escaped from a court system … moored in the world of the late Mr Charles Dickens."