Overall Ranking/Score: #4
DivorceWriter’s best feature is by far the cost. The websites that rank higher than DivorceWriter cost about twice as much.
Their website says the regular cost for a divorce is $229 (with children) or $199 (without children), but we have never seen them charge full price. At the “special price” of $137, DivorceWriter is the least expensive online divorce form provider we reviewed. The other top divorce from providers charge around $300.
DivorceWriter Guarantees court acceptance of your legal documents, or they will refund your payment.
Not every company bothers to register with the BBB, so it’s encouraging to see that DivorceWriter took the time to do so. Not only that, but they have an A+ rating. Their BBB entry is listed under Pro Se Planning Inc., which owns divorcewriter.com. It looks like they have been a BBB Accredited Business since May 1, 2003.
You can find lots of DivorceWriter reviews on the company’s website. The DivorceWriter reviews we saw were all positive, but we did notice one negative review on the BBB page.
The BBB entry for Pro Se Planning, Inc. lists 11 complaints over the prior three-year period. Eight were unresolved, and three were resolved. Sometimes an unresolved complaint can simply mean that the customer who posted the review hasn’t checked back in with the BBB. Other times, it may mean that they are still unhappy with their service. Of course, customers are more likely to post a complaint than a positive review on just about any review website, and for a large company, 11 complaints is not bad. Since the company still has an A+ rating, we’re not too concerned about this (relatively low) number of complaints.
Simply answer the questions in DivorceWriter’s online interview, and their software will automatically complete your forms for you. Other than that, all you need to do is send payment and follow the instructions provided with your paperwork.
DivorceWriter keeps regular business hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT), Monday-Friday. If you call during this time, you should be able to reach a representative via phone. They’ve also put together some online resources, which you can search by typing in a keyword.
You won’t be able to speak with an attorney as part of this online divorce form service. Like many divorce websites, DivorceWriter does not answer legal questions.
DivorceWriter is a national provider of online legal forms, with coverage in 49 states. For some reason, they don’t provide divorce forms for the state of Missouri.
If you were hiring an attorney for your divorce, chances are, you’d look for a divorce attorney. So, if you’re using online divorce forms, it makes sense that you’d look for a company that specializes in divorce forms. DivorceWriter does — but when conducting our DivorceWriter review, we noticed that the company that owns DivorceWriter has two additional websites specializing in different types of legal forms. This isn’t a bad thing, though. In fact, if you like DivorceWriter, you might like their other legal forms, too. It just may mean that they are not truly divorce specialists.
In our DivorceWriter review, we noticed the McAfee Secure logo on the company’s website, which means your documents and private information are protected.
If you choose to have your divorce forms emailed to you, they can be ready immediately after you complete the DivorceWriter questionnaire. Or, if you prefer paper forms, you can elect to have DivorceWriter mail your divorce forms instead.
Legal forms can be confusing, so it’s good to know that you can edit your divorce forms with DivorceWriter, at no extra charge (for digital versions). Just log in, make the changes you need, and re-email the documents to your self. If you need a new copy mailed to you, there may be an extra cost to cover postage.
Years in Business
It looks like DivorceWriter began providing online divorce forms in 2005.