Lawyer floats new website that allows you to get divorced online
US attorney Laura Wasser has just created a resource for people who want to get divorced cheaply and easily.
“Even though divorce is the end of one part of a relationship and it’s sad, the legal part of it shouldn’t be difficult,” she says.
That’s where her new company It’s Over Easy comes in. After six months of beta testing, the site officially launched the website, and while oher sites offer the required forms, Wasser’s service also helps couples navigate them using both artificial intelligence and real-life experts.
The interactive website offers everything from video explanations of tricky legal concepts to advice on how to co-parent and where to get the best spray tan before diving back into the dating pool.
“Nobody wants to talk about it. There is no question that it’s not fun. However, if you are going through it, I don’t want it to be regarded as a failure or a nightmare. It’s an evolution of the way your family functions” she says.
Wasser says people are comfortable doing everything from banking to dating online, so this service is a logical way to fill that need. She also says it’s a huge time saver. “We never ask you a question twice. If you type in your name once, then every form will auto-populate your name” says Wasser.
And, of course, it’s considerably cheaper than paying an attorney hundreds of dollars an hour. Wasser says the average divorce in the U.S. costs about $20,000. In addition to court fees, which vary by state, the basic package on the new website costs $750 per spouse; the pro level is $1,500 and includes a 30-minute conversation with a family law consultant; the premium service is $2,500, which covers both spouses and includes a 90-minute expert consultation.
Both pro and premium packages include access to interactive calendars, support calculators and a service that will file your forms with the court for you.