Divorce App

There’s An App for That

Yes, there is an app for getting divorced. Actually, there are several. I can't say that I've used or reviewed any of them, but if you are tempted, remember a couple of things before typing in your Apple ID to purchase one:

1. Every state has different rules. Heck, different counties in the same state may apply those rules differently. Make sure that any documents you use, whether from an app, an online form generator, or even the forms provided by the State Supreme Court or county Superior Court fit your situation.2. Know your financial situation. Run a credit check on both yourself and your spouse. This way you'll at least know what debt is out there that needs to be addressed in the divorce. Don't assume that the accounts you know about are the only accounts your spouse has. One of the many benefits of hiring a lawyer to help you with your divorce is that a lawyer can do a review of your assets and debts to find missing accounts and unknown debts.

3. Retirement accounts and benefits. If you and your spouse have IRAs, 401(k)s or traditional pensions, or your spouse is in the military, law enforcement or a firefighter, there are retirement benefits that will require specialized orders to divide equitably. No app can do that – it requires an expert.

Still want to use an app or online legal service? Schedule an consultation with us. We will be able to discuss the situation with you, review documents, and help you find the most cost-effective way of getting divorce at a manageable hourly rate.

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