Our DivorceApp — Divorce Cost & Prep — for the iPhone was featured on CBS 11 news last night.  In an article entitled Divorce, There’s Now An App For That, Carol Cavazos points out that there’s over 100,000 iPhone apps and our’s is the first for divorce.  Here’s the full article from their website and the video link:

Divorce, There’s Now An App For That

There are more than more than 100,000 iPhone apps by some social media estimates. There are apps for math, mood check and moron tests. But what about one for a marriage that’s over.

Now there’s even an app for that. It’s called Divorce Cost and Prep.  It’s the brain child of Dallas Attorney Michelle O’Neill and Fort Worth CPA Bryan Rice.
 
"The apps we’re coming out with are really meant for the person going through the divorce in terms of helping them understand the costs and understanding the types of documents that are needed" explains Rice.
 
Rice, a $300 an hour CPA, knows the costs associated with divorce. He’s created a list of possible expenses for what will soon become two, separate households. He’s even listed things you wouldn’t think of like parking expenses. "What if your attorney’s downtown and you have to pay $10 every time you have to go see him," Rice said.
 
The app has been available in the iTunes store for just three weeks and has only attracted about a dozen buyers. App users like Victoria Huyge think someone would use it if it was applicable.  At $4.99, it also would cost a fraction of a CPA.

Rice says they’ll have two more divorce related apps out soon. One is a property divider, the other is a child custody calendar.

Here’s the video link:  http://cbs11tv.com/video/?id=54327@ktvt.dayport.com

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Photo of Michelle O'Neil Michelle O'Neil

Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes…

Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes genuine compassion for her client’s difficulties, yet she can be relentless when in pursuit of a client’s goals. One judge said of Ms. O’Neil, “She cannot be out-gunned, out-briefed, or out-lawyered!”

Family Law Specialist

Ms. O’Neil became a board-certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997 and has maintained her certification since that time. While representing clients in litigation before the trial court is an important part of her practice, Ms. O’Neil also handles appellate matters in the trial court, courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Lawyers frequently consult with Ms. O’Neil on their litigation cases about specialized legal issues requiring particularized attention both at the trial court and appellate levels. This gives her a unique perspective and depth of perception that benefits both her litigation and appellate clients.

Top Lawyers in Texas and America

Ms. O’Neil has been named to the list of Texas SuperLawyers for many years, 2011-2018, a peer-voted honor given to only about 5% of the lawyers in the state of Texas. In 2014-2018, Ms. O’Neil received the special honor of being named by Texas SuperLawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, and Top 100 Lawyers in DFW. She was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and received an “A-V” peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories for the highest quality legal ability and ethical standards.

Author and Speaker

A noted author, Ms. O’Neil released her second book Basics of Texas Divorce Law in November 2010, with a second edition released in 2013, and a third edition expected in 2015.  Her first book, All About Texas Law and Kids, was published in September 2009 by Texas Lawyer Press. In 2012, Ms. O’Neil co-authored the booklets What You Need To Know About Common Law Marriage In Texas and Social Study Evaluations.  The State Bar of Texas and other providers of continuing education for attorneys frequently enlist Ms. O’Neil to provide instruction to attorneys on topics of her expertise in the family law arena.