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Washington AG warns about double-click divorces

Washington AG warns about double-click divorces

(Internet Safety, Everything Else) Permanent link

Even in an era of drive-through wedding chapels and even quicker divorces, it’s still possible to reach a roadblock. 

While announcing a settlement today with a company that advertised online divorce services, our office warned that Washington residents should check out the credentials of those who provide legal guidance and resources. “Couples trying to undo their ‘I dos’ could find the process as irksome as an irreconcilable relationship if they don’t get information from a qualified source,” Senior Counsel Paula Selis said in today's news release.

Do-it-yourself divorces can work if you and spouse agree about important issues, such as childcare and dividing property. But there are many situations where individuals should seek the services of a licensed attorney or someone who it at least supervised by one.

Information about legally obtaining a divorce in Washington can be found at, which offers forms and instructions prepared by the Northwest Justice Project. Forms can also be downloaded from the Washington Courts Web site.

Posted by AGO Blog Moderator at 09/10/2008 05:38:54 PM | 

Diane – Online Divorce/Washington Divorce Online has since hired an attorney as part of its services. But if you concern is that the company violated our 2008 agreement, then please file a complaint with our Consumer Resource Center. You may also be able to request a charge-back from your credit card provider. However, if your husband authorized the charges – and he is an authorized card holder – there may be complications. In any case, you may benefit from the assistance of a qualified attorney.
Posted by: KRISTIN ALEXANDER, AGO BLOG MODERATOR ( Email ) at 12/2/2009 5:04 PM

I too paid $249. for divorce thru my credit card. I have yet to recieve any information concerning anything. I have tried to dispute the charges, but have not been succesful, Have tried to contact this slimball [EDITED PER AGO BLOG COMMENT POLICY - Name of individual] thru email, and phone, which has been dissconnected. Should I just accept the fact I have been screwed out of $249.00.
[AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: If you haven't done so, you should file a consumer complaint with our office.]
Posted by: stacy cavalheiro ( Email ) at 5/4/2010 12:45 PM

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