When you’re going through a divorce, you may hear “online divorce” and wonder, “what’s not to love?” No attorneys, no courtroom appearances, you can even get divorced on your couch and in your pajamas. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Well, with SimpleEnding most people are finding that divorce really is that simple. Jill Coil created SimpleEnding so that almost everyone can get their divorce online. However, there are some situations where an online divorce may not be in your best interests.  


Technically speaking, almost anyone can use SimpleEnding. However, if you and your spouse cannot work together to collaborate on a divorce, you may have to go through an attorney. From there, either your attorneys will work together to find a solution, or you’ll have to go to court where the judge can make decisions for you both. Even if it has to go this far, SimpleEnding will still save you money if you need to hire an attorney for one issue. However, if there are many issues that you do not agree upon, and you cannot see yourselves working together in order to come to a resolution, you may need to hire an attorney.

You Can’t Find Your Spouse

In order for SimpleEnding to work, you will need to be able to locate your spouse. Though it’s possible to file for divorce without knowing your spouse’s location, it’s a more complicated process that often needs an attorney’s help. Attorneys may be able to help you track your spouse down, or get a default judgment if your spouse has been given ample opportunity to respond, yet has refused. SimpleEnding is not a law firm, and we cannot help you track down your spouse, file your divorce, or provide you with legal advice on how to proceed with your divorce. Cases that involve a spouse that cannot be found are more complicated, and people in this situation may need customized legal advice.

Domestic Violence

It’s often said that the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship is the moment where the abused party leaves. If you are involved in an abusive relationship, you would likely benefit from customized legal advice. Depending on your circumstances, an attorney may advise that certain precautions are taken in order to help protect you and your family. If you are in an abusive relationship, and you have children, you may need additional advice to ensure that your children are kept safe from an abusive ex. Furthermore, SimpleEnding is made to be a collaborative experience. If you cannot collaborate with your ex because it’s unsafe to do so, SimpleEnding may not work for you.

Complex Assets

If you have complex assets, it may be best to get advice from an attorney on what would best protect your interests and your spouse’s interests. As previously stated, SimpleEnding is not a law firm; we cannot offer you legal advice, or advocate for you. SimpleEnding provides users with the necessary education to make informed decisions regarding their divorce. If you need additional help deciding on how to best protect your assets, an attorney will need to get involved in order to advise you. If you need help dividing such assets fairly, or determining how much of the asset is premarital, an attorney will need to be involved in order to help you make the best decisions possible.

Your Spouse Insists upon an Attorney

If your spouse insists upon using an attorney, SimpleEnding may not work for your situation. Though you could technically proceed with the divorce using SimpleEnding, and have your spouse’s attorney review it, that could still put you at a disadvantage since your spouse has access to customized legal advice, and you do not. Attorneys are paid to advocate for the best interests of their client, not necessarily what’s 100% fair. Therefore if your spouse has an attorney, you probably should too in order to ensure that you’re getting the best outcome possible. When one spouse insists upon at least consulting with an attorney, it may be a good idea to hold off on the divorce until you can decide together how you will proceed.

If You’re Ready to Get Divorced

If you’re ready to get a divorce and you know you don’t need an attorney, SimpleEnding is for you. If you’re ready to file for divorce you can get started today by beginning to fill out the questionnaire.  Going through divorce can be very difficult. Many people who have gone through the process will describe it as long and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be this way. At SimpleEnding, we make divorce simple and less expensive. Get started on your questionnaire today.