Getting A Divorce? There's An App For That

What appears as a dystopian nightmare, could actually be a really compassionate tool for amicable divorces

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Want to know which bit of the movie you can afford miss when you run to the loo in at the cinema?

There's an app for that.

Want a pirate to tell you where your car is in the carpark?

There's an app for that.

Want to keep a map of places you've... um... gone to the loo?

No, you don't.

But yep, there is an app for that.

Got irreconcilable differences? Indeed, there is an app for that too.

But, before you huff and puff about today's throwaway culture, it's worth taking a closer look at the app to see what it's really about.

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Divorces happen a lot, but it is happening less.

This seems to be due to the fact we live with our partners for longer before we tie the knot, which makes the most recent generation more likely to survive the seven-year itch that might have hurt their parent's generation's marriages.

The divorces that are happening though, can be very traumatic for the couple and the children involved, as well as costly.

Kate Daley, who created the app, knew this all too well, and after she went through a particularly nasty divorce, she decided to create amicable, with her friend and technology entrepreneur Pip Wilson.

The app wants to bypass the traditional lawyer-led divorce proceedings, which they claim, 'focus on individual, increased acrimony' are 'complex and drawn out' and cost more.

According to amicable's website divorce, on average, costs each person at least £8,000.

The app has a fixed price of £950 per person

The app says this for itself,

amicable is an ground-breaking approach to divorce and separation for couples. With our relationship knowledge and tech expertise, we have designed a stress-free service that focuses on the family and saves you thousands of pounds

For those who want to remain on good terms with their ex partner, want to save a bit of money and put the least strain on their children, the amicable app seems to be a straight-forward solution to a problem that isn't going any time soon.

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