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Robot divorces: the future?

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Artificial Intelligence is on the rise. More and more jobs which have traditionally been carried out by us mere humans appear to be at risk. In most supermarkets you no longer receive service with a smile from another human being, instead you hear a recorded voice telling you that there is an unexpected item in the bagging area. Delivery companies are flying drones to deliver parcels to our doors rather than using an old-fashioned car.

A recent BBC report has even gone as far as to suggest that lawyers could be under threat from robots, so is this the time for Artificial Intelligence to shine? I think we can all agree that we are some way off a robot uprising at the moment, but would it really be a good idea to rely on Artificial Intelligence when dealing with your divorce? 

The divorce process is a hugely significant event and one that has all sorts of factors to think about. What happens to the house? What happens to the savings? Who takes responsibility for the children? Should there be a pension share? Although as a couple you may have agreed on certain aspects, unless you have this agreement properly drawn up it will not be binding, and either party can change their minds. We can make sure that any agreement is binding and enforceable, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to plan for the future; something a robot cannot do. 

I simply don’t believe that Artificial Intelligence can understand the human element of the divorce process. At Birkett Long, we understand that obtaining a divorce can be an anxious and upsetting time for both parties. If you wanted to come by for a chat, we won’t speak to you like a robot and we’ll talk you through the process step by step. If you would like a free 15 minute chat over the phone, please call one of our divorce and separation experts on 01245 453870.