Online Divorce- Good Enough?

When is choosing an online divorce package good enough?  In these days when every dollar must do the work of two, the better question to ask is what value or benefits are you getting for your dollar?     Are the documents attorney drafted or attorney reviewed?  Do the documents set out your unique factual situation?   Will you have access to an attorney if you have follow-up questions?  Is there a physical office in your State if you want to meet with someone?  Is 24/7 online access to your legal file convenient for you?  Are you ok being  a credit card number or do you want a one-on-one discussion about your situation?   Is the online attorney service competitively priced with the non-attorney online service?   What benefits you if you have an online attorney and not an anonymous non-attorney legal service do your work?  If a do-it-yourself divorce is your choice,  then consider a progressive virtual law firm that offers online services at competitive rates with non-attorney online services.  Check out the virtual office at and link to direct law or menu of services to see how low-cost online attorney services can benefit you.

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

2 Responses to “Online Divorce- Good Enough?”

  1. onlinedivorcereview Reply October 29, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Online divorce is the most cost effective way to get an uncontested divorce.


    • An uncontested online divorce may be cost effective. My post doesn’t dispute the cost effectiveness of online divorce. The question becomes when given a choice between online non-attorney prepared legal documents and online attorney prepared legal documents that are competitively priced – the legal consumer benefits more from attorney-prepared legal pleadings. The analysis for the legal consumer is not just cost-cost is one factor. My post articuates several of the considerations for an online consumer in chosing between online non-attorney services or online attorney legal services when the cost for an uncontested joint petition is of equal value or nearly so. There are attorneys who offer unbundled services or limited scope representation and online attorney prepared legal pleadings, including, uncontested joint petitions at rates competitive with non-attorney online services. All online services, non-attorney or attorney, help the consumer access justice and that is a good thing. I am of the opinion, however, that a virtual online law office offering online legal services is just as cost effective for the party seeking an uncontested joint petition, but with the additional consumer benefits articulated in my post.


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