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Why waste time texting to your friends while you ignore your increasingly-annoying spouse at the dinner table?  The Estate Divider App from fills the growing distance between you with tasks you're going to have to take care of eventually.
Helen Popkin
updated 6/14/2010 3:48:49 PM ET 2010-06-14T19:48:49

Pursuant to my rights under the laws of common decency, I am requesting that you cease and desist all use of the popular Apple iTunes commercial slogan, “There’s an app for that,” as a punch line in reference to the new do-it-yourself divorce application by, as well as all other “outlandish”  iPhone and iPad applications available now or in the future.

Because it is really starting to annoy me.

Kudos to Dallas Morning News tech columnist Victor Godinez for valiantly ignoring the “app for that” gag in his brief about “Estate Divider” ($9.99), the latest App Store commodity from the same Dallas-based company that released “Divorce Cost & Prep” ($9.99) a few months earlier.

You’d be hard-pressed to find an app more deserving than one that, according to the company’s description; it “allows a party to a divorce to summarize the values of all the components of the marital estate in a simple, user friendly format, allocate the assets between spouses, input the proposed division of the estate, and calculate a monthly alimony payment or cash payment needed to settle the property division issues.”

Indeed, “THERE”S AN APP FOR THAT!” the mind screams after reading such a dispassionate description of such a painful, complicated human process … especially if there are children involved.

And if there are children involved, guess what? You got it! “THERE”S AN APP FOR THAT!”  In fact, there are two … not yet — but — soon. Divorce attorney Michelle May O'Neil and app developer Brainwash Inc., the team behind, are currently developing the “Child Possession Calendar” and the “Child Support Calculator.”

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