Wendy Beacom who specialises in divorce and finances says;
" It must be emphasised that the court will only be referring to the process by which the divorce petition is dealt with. It will not be at all to resolve financial issues. The quotation by Gary Lineker is one that I have seen frequently and is misleading. He will most definitely have not dealt with his financial affairs through an online system. For resolution of financial issues, it is always sensible to seek proper advice from an expert."
All married couples will be able to apply for a divorce online as part of a £1bn change to the justice system. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said the scheme, which was being tested at three sites in the UK, would be rolled out across the country to allow all uncontested divorces to be conducted using an online application process. A “smart form”, which tailors questions based on the circumstances of the marriage breakdown, will help the MoJ’s attempt to save £250m through a reduction in paperwork and processing time.