Divorce is painful. Legally dividing assets and agreeing on child custody, with all its complications and costs, can be a nightmare. If there was ever a legal area where things could be improved by better processes and some useful tech this has to be one of them, thankfully there are lawyers out there to help you out.
There are a few companies working in this field, but one that Artificial Lawyer spoke to this week is BlissDivorce, run by Las Vegas-based Scott Seidewitz.
Seidewitz started off by noting that Vegas is ‘the marriage and divorce capital of America’. He also explained that while he is not divorced, his co-founder is, and his parents also split. However, he added that it was while working for consumer legal site, LegalZoom, as a marketing strategy consultant that he saw just how messed up the field of divorce is, with legal costs largely driven up by complex forms and bureaucracy, and lawyers who felt they had to fight for every penny, leading to higher fees and endless disputes.
In short: there had to be a better way!
The short video below (5 mins) shows some of the key aspects of how BlissDivorce works. But the main gist of it is that they have moved all of the aspects of a divorce online, with a clear digital process that takes you step by step through each area of asset division, property division as well as child custody.