Divorce Goes Digital for Armstrong Roth Whitley Johnstone
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., and NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2018 – The family law firm Armstrong Roth Whitley Johnstone (ARWJ) today announced it has signed an agreement with dtour.life to use the company’s innovative divorce management platform to empower its clients in the greater Albuquerque area.
ARWJ (www.arwjlaw.com) launched earlier this month when tech-savvy lawyers Sarah M. Armstrong, Jessica C. Roth, Emma L. Whitley, and Meredith A. Johnstone joined in partnership to better serve families with alternatives to litigation, as well as with litigation support. The four partners will serve as managing partners in their new firm.
“The divorce process has traditionally been extremely inefficient, so we’re creating a new model for doing this and dtour.life is critical to our success,” said Whitley. “We are a relatively young law firm and we are aggressively leveraging technology in order to provide the most efficient and effective service to our clients. We’ve already noticed that the greater transparency offered by dtour.life has really improved this experience for our clients.”
The dtour.life platform allows ARWJ to apply its partners’ 45 years combined experience where it matters most: in surveying options and advocating for the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective way possible. The dtour.life’s innovative divorce management platform empowers the law firm’s clients throughout the entire divorce process and cuts down on administrative time and paperwork, allowing ARWJ to focus on negotiation, problem-solving, and advocacy.
“We are thrilled Armstrong Roth Whitley Johnstone is using our technology to improve the divorce process,” said Storey Jones, founder and CEO of dtour.life. “Our technology offers an opportunity for tech-savvy attorneys to lead their profession and elevate the level of service in a transformative and comprehensive way.”
The dtour.life platform allows legal teams to focus more on strategy rather than data collection. Unlike other platforms addressing divorce, dtour.life can be used in all 50 states and addresses the fullest spectrum of support including data collection, data flow, analysis, expense management, and collaboration with all team members.
Dtour.life is a subscription-based digital platform that brings collaboration and transparency to the confusing and inefficient divorce process. For the first time, spouses and their legal teams can now digitally address – and easily share -- the paperwork requirements of divorce. The platform helps improve the interaction, communication, and work-flow process between divorce attorneys, their clients and opposing parties.
“Dtour.life gives our firm a real competitive advantage,” added Whitley. “Using dtour.life allows all the parties involved in a divorce proceeding to have access to the same sets of documents. We can share records -- including bank statements, investment records and other asset and liability records -- with the other spouse and opposing counsel, so there are no discrepancies or arguments about the source material. Access to these records builds trust, and the result is a significant improvement in time management, cost savings, and a greater sense of personal empowerment.”
The managing partners at ARWJ, like many family law attorneys, encourage their clients to avoid the court system. ARWJ lawyers encourage opposing counsel to access dtour.life, and to upload documents so that all parties have efficient access to the same information. Ensuring that all parties are working off the same set of records was previously cumbersome – and time consuming. “It should be the simplest part of the divorce process and many spouses are paying attorneys high hourly rates merely to ensure an administrative function is performed,” said Whitley. “With dtour.life, that’s all taken care if electronically.”
dtour.life was founded by divorce consultant and entrepreneur Storey Jones. After over a decade working with spouses and legal teams, Jones launched dtour.life in late 2017 to bring digital tools and organization to the traditionally inefficient and paperwork-laden process of divorce. The site offers a suite of tools to help with all aspects of divorce, from just thinking about divorce to moving through the process. For more information visit www.dtour.life.
ARWJ Family Law (www.arwjlaw.com) is a full-service family law firm, devoted to developing customized solutions to fit the unique needs of families. This includes collaborative and cooperative methods, as well as litigation and mediation. ARWJ Family Law empowers its clients to make the choice that is right for them.Its attorneys have more than 45 years of experience combined and possess the skills, resources, and knowledge to handle any case. In addition to its four partners, ARWJ employs an additional four professionals in paralegal and other support roles. The firm serves people throughout the Albuquerque metro area and New Mexico, and is located in the heart of Albuquerque, at 2632 Mesilla St., NE, Suite 5