BlissDivorce Disruption

BlissDivorce Disrupting the US Divorce Industry

Following the announcement of the do-it-yourself divorce platform, Silicon Valley-based legal tech startup, Resolution 8 Technologies, the maker of BlissDivorce® has positioned itself to shake up the traditional divorce industry with the launch of its proprietary technology. 

This technology enables couples throughout the divorce process to resolve disagreements like division of assets, child custody and spousal support. BlissDivorce has a reported 100% success rate in helping couples reach a full divorce agreement without the need for attorneys.

While there is easy access to online divorce information and do-it-yourself digital forms, navigating the process and completing the forms is often complicated. When a couple hits a roadblock or disagreement on terms such as child custody or spousal support, most believe their only option is to retain an attorney or a mediator, which could even lead to a court trial.

BlissDivorce provides a DIY platform to help couples easily navigate the divorce process and offers proprietary tools to help couples reach complete agreement on even complicated issues like child custody and visitation, alimony, division of financial assets and debts, and personal property. Once the couple agrees on all the divorce terms, BlissDivorce prepares and files the paperwork following their county and state requirements. Couples have the security of knowing that BlissDivorce guarantees 100% satisfaction, so there's no risk to getting started.

The average divorce in the U.S. costs $26,000 (if it does not end up in a court battle costing even hundreds of thousands of dollars), while BlissDivorce is only $3,700 plus state-required filing fees. BlissDivorce offers a low down payment option of $499 to get started and an instalment plan of 4 interest-free payments.

"An Ohio State University study found that the long-term emotional and financial impact of divorce leads to the destruction of 77% of a family's wealth. A disruption in the industry is necessary because the current process is too expensive, time-consuming and stressful. This leads to a devastating financial and emotional impact on families. Our experience shows most couples can come to a full divorce agreement using our Digital Divorce Mediation™ tools powered by our Relational Dispute Resolution™ Technology to make proposals and compromises. It empowers couples to determine what is fair, instead of attorneys and judges having to intervene," said Sheila Tan, Co-founder and CMO of BlissDivorce.

Following the launch of the Silicon Valley-based legal tech startup announces a substantial increase in site traffic and urgency to start the divorce process in January, better known to many legal experts as "Divorce Month." 

"Within my practice, I typically see a rise of filings by about 30% during the first couple months of the year. Examining divorce rate trends and after 30 years of practising as a family law attorney, the psychological effects of the new year, and the nature of the holiday season, we can better understand why we see choosing now as the time that makes sense for them. The holidays can be a time of reflection, during which couples may realize that their marriage is no longer working. Many people feel pressure to have a happy marriage and to create the "ideal" family environment. Couples who are unhappy in their relationships may feel that they cannot break the news to their families until after the holidays are over," said Randy Kessler, Family Law Attorney, Law Professor, Media Contributor, and Advisor of BlissDivorce. "There are some couples where both opposing parties absolutely need attorney representation and might not be a fit for BlissDivorce. Those might include a very high-conflict spouse who is unwilling to make compromises or very high net-worth individuals who own multiple businesses and need the assistance of financial forensics. But typically, most couples want to exit their marriage less painfully, quickly, and cost-effectively. I have seen BlissDivorce and our proprietary Digital Divorce Mediation technology work successfully for many couples who may have complicated issues like child custody and visitation, alimony, division of financial assets and debts, and personal property," he continued.

"We hear from our customers and BlissDivorce mediators that the stress and pressure of the holidays can spur people to finally make the decision to file for divorce. Couples may know their relationship is in trouble and have a 'New Year's Divorce Resolution.' This, combined with the fact that we make divorce less complicated, less time-consuming, and less expensive, are reasons we have seen a rise in demand," said Scott Seidewitz, CEO and Co-founder of BlissDivorce. "Our technological breakthrough of helping couples reach a full divorce agreement without attorneys has made our startup 'the buzz' in legal tech. And, if a couple still has a few issues to work out for any reason, they can meet for up to five hours with a skilled mediator over Zoom at no additional cost. BlissDivorce comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so couples who think hiring an attorney is their only choice don't have any risk trying us out," he continued.

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