The use of computer technology in marital dissolutions is not at all new to me. George Norton, the first attorney with whom I worked after law school, created SupporTax back in 1984; he also designed and produced other computer-based dissolution tools. (And George was an excellent, and funny, teacher and mentor.)
SupporTax was created by George Norton (1930-2000) in 1984. A leading family law expert, George H. Norton was a graduate of Brown University and Stanford Law School. He was in the first group of certified family law specialists in California and a past president of the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Norton designed the Santa Clara county support schedule and the Rule 1274 schedule and participated in the design of the new California guidelines established by SB 370.
What do you think about people using their iPads in divorces? From the product's Web site:
iSplitLite and iSplit Divorce represent a new kind of Mobile App that helps you, when dividing up your assets and debts, to make visual decisions about “who gets what” more quickly, with less adversity and acrimony.
iSplitLite is an iPad based tool that helps divorcing couples split up their marital assets/debts by using the “drag and drop” feature of Apple’s Mobile platform. Move icons around and the program automatically re-calculates for you.
iSplitLite will save you enough in legal costs to pay for the purchase of your iPad
Click to read the story behind the app. You may be surprised to read that it is based on Montessori philosophy!
A novel concept. Useful for some divorces? Maybe a supplementary tool for mediations? What else?
Image credit: iSplit.