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The Evolution of Dissolution

by Laura Wasser November 20, 2019

How online divorce platform, It’s Over Easy, is changing the perception of divorce.

Laura WasserI’m Laura Wasser, attorney, author, and founder of online divorce platform: It’s Over Easy. I’m the parent of two awesome kids. Their dads and I share custody, and so far, we all feel that we are doing pretty well.

I have been practicing Family Law, otherwise known as Divorce Law, for over 20 years. My profession and experience going through my own divorce have taught me a thing or two about navigating child custody, support, and division of assets.

We believe that agreements made between couples are much better than letting a judge, who doesn’t know you or your children, make decisions about big ticket life issues. Most of our clients are wealthy and/or famous. The number of zeros on their bank account balances may be different than the average person, but the fear, anger, and sadness that come with divorce are the same.

Over the years, countless friends and clients have said to me, “If I only knew then what I know now…” long after their divorce was final, and they have gone on to relate how the wisdom of their experience could have saved them heartache, aggravation, and money.

Techniques for amicable resolution of divorce

Not enough progress has been made to develop techniques for effective resolution between couples in the event of divorce. Ensuring the divorce process goes smoothly should not rely on personal experience. In that case, we would only know how to approach divorce the second time around, and one divorce per lifetime is quite enough for one person to handle. So, how can we change the perception and traditional approach to divorce to lay a foundation for more amicable, straightforward, and effective techniques for resolution at the end of a marriage?

I truly believe that in this day and age, divorcing couples (or unmarried parents in custody disputes) are generally capable of working out many of their issues on their own. Many are trying, whether it is by virtue of mediation, collaborative practice, counseling, or some combination of legal guidance through an admittedly archaic and complicated system, while having to communicate directly as opposed to through an expensive attorney. An evolution is taking place; the evolution of dissolution.

The affordable solution to divorce

My experience working in Family Law has made me painfully aware of how unaware we, as a society, are about the divorce process. In order to change the way we think about and approach divorce, that has to change. In 2013, I wrote a book called, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way – How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself. The book gives some helpful hints on modern dissolution, taking into account the hurdles faced by couples who want to separate their households and finances in a civil and cost effective way. I wrote it in an effort to extend my knowledge about divorce to the broader public, especially anyone considering divorce without the means to work with a divorce attorney.

“I truly believe that in this day and age, divorcing couples (or unmarried parents in custody disputes) are generally capable of working out many of their issues on their own.”

When I first started working as a divorce lawyer, I went to work at my dad’s firm. He knew what he was doing. Not only had he and my mom had the most respectful divorce ever, they resolved their financial issues, worked effectively as co-parents, and they remain friends to this day. Our firm has always promoted settlement-oriented resolution, no matter the circumstances. In some ways, divorce is a great equalizer. Unless you have already been through it, you are unfamiliar with the process and standard laws, which is frustrating, and at times, very scary.

Get Divorced Online with It’s Over Easy

Naturally, after writing a book about divorce, the next step in my journey with Family Law was to develop a streamlined, online solution to simplify the divorce process. It’s Over Easy is a platform that allows like-minded couples to separate and divorce from the comfort of their living rooms. Our team has developed an intuitive and simple process for uncontested divorces available to everyone. The platform is uncomplicated and allows you to move at your own pace. We launched just over a year ago, and feedback from customers about the user experience has been overwhelmingly positive.

In addition to our divorce platform, we also offer child custody and co-parenting tools to assist with communication and creation of shared custody schedules. Our balance sheet programs will explain property allocation, and we have created technology to assist with determination of the appropriate amounts of child and spousal support. If you hit a roadblock on any of the issues, It’s Over Easy offers live chat with a Divorce Coach or can direct you to financial advisors and mental health professionals who can help.

Insights Blog: Tools and Suggestions

Our online platform also offers a bounty of educational blog content for anyone going through or thinking about going through the divorce process. From education comes reason. Our blog has articles written by professionals and actual people who have gone through the experience. We have tools and suggestions of ways to “think outside of the box” and avoid costly litigation.

The Index: Divorce Community and Helpful Resources

We also take the idea of community very seriously, which is why we created The Index. The Index provides resources and support unique to what our users might need when going through a divorce. Everything from fiscal planners, real estate agents, and mental health practitioners, to a great blow-dry, dating app, massage, or meditation class. We believe that the process of recovery, renewal and reinvention requires support in many forms. Prenupta is one of our providers and partners because we believe in the value of planning ahead and high quality service.

We have amassed an online destination rich with service providers for all your new chapter lifestyle needs. It is a resource, not just fitting for divorce, but for all relationship-life stages. Simply put, It’s Over Easy gives people going through what is absolutely NOT an easy life experience the ability to be the masters of their own destiny and move through to the next stage of their lives more simply and inexpensively.

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Laura Wasser

Laura Wasser is a Family Law attorney with over 20 years of experience and founder of It’s Over Easy. Having handled a number of high-profile, high-net-worth divorce cases, Laura Wasser and her team have developed an intuitive and simple process for uncontested divorces available to everyone.

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