I met with my good friend John Ford last week for lunch, and he introduced me to his business partner David Stein. The two of them have set up a new dispute resolution service provider focused on family disputes: Liaise Divorce Solutions. It's been almost a decade since the US figured out that the courts are a horrible way to resolve divorce cases, and that dispute resolution is a much better fit -- but now technology is coming in to change the equation even further. I was impressed with some of the foresight John and David showed in thinking about where all this is going.
Websites like Our Family Wizard have innovated in this space for years, but now the emergence of wireless devices are bringing even more change -- to wit, iPhone apps to help divorcing couples. Definitely an interesting area for online dispute resolution, and one I'm planning to keep an eye on moving forward.