It is soon going to be possible to get divorced via the Internet. The Palm Beach Post did a report a couple of days ago about the pending legislation that would allow Brazilian citizens to forego hiring divorce attorneys and do their own divorce themselves on the Internet. The only catch is that the divorce has to be consensual, and obviously, you have to be a Brazilian citizen. No contested scenarios can be done online yet. “Couples could file for legal separations, divide property and decide alimony via the Internet as well, according to the bill approved Wednesday by the Senate constitutional commission.”
Wow. When will that be done in New York? We asked New York Divorce attorney M. Lewis, Esq: “I think never. And that would be the right result,” says New York Divorce attorney M. Lewis. “This would facilitate fraud for one thing and people divorcing their spouses without the spouses even being aware of it for another. I don’t like the idea at all.”
M. Lewis practices divorce in New York City: http://www.mynewyorkdivorceattorney.com.