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The new service aims to save divorce filers time and money

It looks like you will soon be able to do more than just online shopping and download tunes via the internetThe South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting a new development in Broward County, South Florida, concerning online legality.  In what can perhaps be seen as a sad reflection of our times, the county has just launched online services which allow married couples to apply for divorce online.

The site will guide residents through the legal steps to getting a divorce.  The system is designed to help people with low income save money by foregoing attorney fees.  The various steps on the site contain full information, including legal definitions.  They also have sets of questions to help users determine which forms they need to fill out.

"It kind of guides you through, it asks questions. Once it knows your name, it will put it in every space it should go," Kris Mazzeo, director of the circuit/civil family division of the clerk of courts, said.

Once residents complete the online forms necessary, they merely have to mail the signed forms to the county clerk's office.  Some forms do require a notary signature.

Broward County officials feel the service will save its citizens time and inconvenience.

"People come downtown and it's expensive to park. If we can keep them from making extra trips to the courthouse, it would be great for them," director Mazzeo said.

The city may also have some selfish motives in adopting this change of policy.  The online application process is expected to simplify the paperwork needed by the county clerks and eliminate incomplete applications and angry customers.

Broward County is also launching similar legal services for small claims lawsuits and tenant evictions.

Broward County is not the first county to bring its divorce process online.  The opulent Palm Beach County also has adopted such a system, along with several others.

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RE: Hah, yay for singleism
By Lord 666 on 11/14/2007 2:24:17 PM , Rating: 2
How much porn on your harddrive might dicatate how long you want to stay all by yourself.

Judging from the amount of time on your hands to write these graduate thesis replies, it might be time to just step away from the computer son.

RE: Hah, yay for singleism
By sj420 on 11/14/2007 7:09:21 PM , Rating: 1
I have 0 on my HDD, only a fool keeps it on his HDD.

It doesn't take long at all, writing 100+ WPM it really takes less then 5-10 minutes. I actually like to think for longer than two sentences, unlike many americans.

But first, father, I won't step away from the computer but to STAB YOU WITH THIS LIGHTSABER~!

A computer is like the new source of all information. It is like reading a book, constantly, the book always updating with new information. It is an important tool in these pioneering years for the future. Do not neglect it.

As for my point on divorce and to stop from going off topic from divorce, if someone really thinks they can stay together they will. They won't need to get married to prove they can, after all it is just a tax difference and a label. If those things are just meaningless fake realities to you then marriage all together is useless.

Therefor, there would be no divorce, because those that would want to stay with each other would.

Not in this world. Love is not a concern, money is a matter. If you are in it for love you will be hurt.

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