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Another Divorce App Is Coming Soon To Florida, But Do We Really Need One?


The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world.  According to the Legal Jobs blog, 75,000 couples in the U.S. get divorced each year, and the average divorce costs at least $8,400.00.  Given that more than half of Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency expense, where will they get the other $8,000.  Divorce is big business, and part of the divorce industry focuses on selling people products that purport to make it cheaper to get divorced.  In recent years, phone apps designed to help people with various aspects of divorce have proliferated, and sometimes they really do help people save money.  If you and your ex can’t be in the same room together without coming to blows, but you still have to co-parent your children, a subscription to Our Family Wizard costs less than paying a lawyer to draft an email to your ex-spouse every time you have to tell your ex something important.  Sometimes, though, trusting divorce apps to do the work of divorce lawyers is penny wise and pound foolish.  To find out more about what it really costs to hire a divorce lawyer, and what it really costs not to hire one, contact a Boca Raton divorce lawyer.

A Divorce App for Legal Advice?

The one percent have divorce concierges, interior design firms that will make a divorced dad’s house look less like a bachelor pad and more like a place to exercise one’s parenting time, and party planners to engineer an epic divorce party.  For the rest of us, there are apps that help you file divorce papers online, sell your wedding ring, and tone down your hostility when exchanging co-parenting text messages with your ex.  If you are getting divorced on a shoestring budget, these apps can make part of the process easier.  Sometimes, though, trying to divorce for as little as possible only delays the inevitable; if your disagreements with your ex-spouse over property or parenting are complex enough, waiting until things get truly ugly before you hire a lawyer will only cost you more money in the long term.

Hello Divorce, an app launched in 2018 by family law attorney Erin Levine, aims to connect divorced people and people contemplating divorce to divorce lawyers; the idea is that participating lawyers will answer subscribers’ individual questions without the couple having to engage the lawyer’s services for the entirety of the divorce case.  Since divorce laws vary from one state to another, it has expanded to include additional states one at a time.  It is currently available in California, Colorado, Texas, and Utah.  By the end of 2022, it will also include New York and Florida, where it will be available in English and Spanish.

Reach Out to Us Today for Help

A divorce lawyer can help you decide whether it is reasonable to represent yourself in your divorce case or petition to modify a parenting plan or child support order.  Contact Schwartz | White for help with your case.



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