Smartphone app can help California spouses in divorce

By |2022-04-04T18:14:51+00:0020 Feb 2013|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Divorce Issues, Emotions, Property Division|

Smartphone app can help California spouses in divorce

The legal issues that accompany the end of a marriage can strain even the most cordial relationship between spouses who want to go their separate ways. Issues in divorce can include child custody, child support and property division, just to name a few. Resolving these issues in a state like California can be particularly hard if there are heightened emotions or conflicts between the parties involved.

A recent technological innovation, however, may prove helpful for spouses going through divorce. Psychologist Jeffrey Gardere, a consultant to many television talk shows, has put out a new smartphone application that can show those in the middle of divorce the different phases in the process. According to Gardere, who is also a professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Healthy Divorce App developed by Rozilo, Inc., shows lessons the psychologist has learned in his 20 years of helping people move on.

The mobile application concentrates on helping spouses know what phases are coming, and what types of emotions come with them. The app allows users to identify not only what they are experiencing, then, but also what to expect in the divorce process. It includes audio, video and text media though which the psychologist may present weekly essays on different topics related to divorce.

In addition, users may anonymously submit inquiries and questions about divorce without feeling uncomfortable. The creator of the Healthy Divorce App can answer one user’s questions and make those answers available to all app users. This current technological innovation will show users that divorce can bring emotional challenges, of course, but it can also present chances to start anew.

Still, even though the divorce app can be helpful for spouses, it remains a good idea to have legal representation when going through a divorce. The mobile app can help heal emotional damage, and serve as an informative complement to the advice of an attorney, but only a legal professional can help prevent legal troubles later on.

Source:, “America’s Psychologist launches Healthy Divorce App,” Feb. 6, 2013

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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