About us

About Us

Moving on is so much easier with Divorce.com

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Our vision

Divorces can be brutal, drawn-out affairs with devastating impact. Why? Because the traditional approach rewards conflict.

Our full-spectrum online platform provides simpler, faster, more peaceful options—empowering our customers to chart their own destinies and seek paths that avoid the pitfalls of an outdated system.

Our mission

Our mission

The sobering reality—50% of marriages end in divorce.

By advancing modern online solutions that help people move forward in less combative and more affordable ways, we can have a tangible impact on our culture, reducing the devastating toll—both emotional and financial—that divorce can inflict on families and children.

Our team

We’re a group of dedicated experts and customer care specialists who want your divorce to go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. We’re designing a future where divorcing couples can sidestep the old methods and explore new options that offer a healthier path with less conflict and financial burden.

Elizabeth Pharo | Founder & CEO

“Divorce can be such a disruptive event in the life of a family. I am super passionate about easing that disruption.”

Elizabeth "Liz" Pharo has a passion for realizing the goals of rising companies to help them improve, expand, and take off. As the CEO and Chair of our board and past chair and advisor to numerous successful companies, Liz is known for her talent in harmonizing business objectives with a company’s vision, mission, and aspirations for its customers and community. Beyond her work helping Divorce.com reduce the time, cost, and trauma of the typical divorce process, Liz is dedicated to the growth and development of her own community and serves on the boards of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Venture for America, and Blight-Free Birmingham. Liz enjoys running and spending time with her family at Lake Martin.

Select Accolades

  • Speaker, Private Company Board Summit (2021)
  • Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40 for the Decade of the 2010s, Birmingham Business Journal (2020)
  • Birmingham’s Most Influential Executives, Birmingham Business Journal (2019)
  • Keynote Speaker, Sloss Tech (2017)
  • Finalist, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young (2016)
  • Birmingham’s Top Women in Tech, Birmingham Business Journal (2016)
  • Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40, Birmingham Business Journal (2014)

Select Memberships, Board & Advisory Experience

  • Venture for America
  • Girlspring
  • Innovation Depot
  • Experiential Designers and Producers Association
  • Community Foundation
  • Young Presidents’ Organization
  • Altamont School
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Swell Fundraising
  • Cahaba Brewing Co.

Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M.B.A. 2016-2018
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.S. Computer Science 1998-2000
  • Vanderbilt University, Engineering 1996-1998

Bob Butterworth | Board Member

“From the very start, this was the vision. This was the goal.”

Bob Butterworth became the founding architect of the online divorce industry when he recognized over two decades ago that a technology-based solution to divorce was not only possible, it could help millions. Since that time, Bob has been the pioneering bricklayer of the industry, enhancing and expanding on modern solutions that have helped nearly a million couples (and counting) divorce without the conflict, cost, and delay inherent in the old approach. Divorce.com is the culmination of Bob’s vision to bring the full spectrum of pre-marriage, divorce, and post-divorce online solutions under one (virtual) roof. Bob is a rabid Seattle Sounders and Manchester City soccer fan, avid street photographer, (obsessed) fly fishing enthusiast, and serious sushi snob.

A tech pioneer and serial entrepreneur since his early 20s, Bob founded three other successful technology and service-based businesses—as well as advancing dozens of successful websites and businesses as a consultant/advisor. A disruptor who “moves fast but doesn’t break things,” he’s known for his ability to swiftly comprehend business challenges and develop practical technology-driven solutions.

Bob’s past campaign work includes direct management for Nike, Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, BBC, Chanel, Adobe, Le Coq Sportif, Toshiba, and Comcast/NBC Universal.

Education

  • University of Colorado Boulder

Laura Wasser | Chief of Divorce Evolution

“Divorce is the great equalizer—it terrifies everyone. I’m proud to be helping couples take as much fear and uncertainty out of the process as possible.”

For over a decade, Laura Wasser has been changing the face of divorce. Despite being a renowned celebrity divorce attorney—or perhaps because of it—she’s made it her driving purpose to help people divorce through less combative, faster, and more affordable online solutions. As our Chief of Divorce Evolution, Laura has opportunities across the United States to share her passion for easing the devastating toll divorce can take on families and children.

Laura is a family law expert, author, and entrepreneur best known as the celebrity divorce attorney representing the likes of Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds, Angelina Jolie, Maria Shriver, and Stevie Wonder. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family and Bankrupting Yourself.”

Laura is a sought-after voice on TV and in print on women’s issues, the evolution of divorce, and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in Grazia, Vogue, Bloomberg News, The Sun, Porter Magazine, Elle, Today, Interview, Wall Street Journal, Girl Boss, Vanity Fair, Independent, Hollywood Reporter, People, GOOP, Refinery 29, Law Crossing, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Businessinsider, Town and Country and Parenting, and many more.

Select Accolades

  • Justice Award, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (2019)
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Top 50 Women Attorneys, California Daily Journal (2012–2022)
  • Honoree, Gala for the Children, A Place Called Home (2016)
  • Recognized, Power Lawyers, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Recognized, Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Advocate Award, Brady Center (2013)
  • Women of Achievement Award, Century City Chamber of Commerce (2011)
  • Zephyr Ramsey Award, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law (2008)

Select Speaking Engagements

  • Women in the World Summit
  • Girlboss Rally
  • NYU Law School
  • Loyola Law School
  • UC Berkeley School of Law
  • UCLA Anderson School of Business
  • De Paul School of Law

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Berkeley

Professional Directories

Ken Friedman | General Counsel & Chief Industry Officer

“Access to convenient and reliable protections of the law is more vital than ever. No family should lack that basic right.”

Beyond his 20+ years of legal practice, Ken Friedman brings the targeted knowledge of more than a decade developing leading-edge legal tech solutions that have helped millions gain access to the law. As GC and Chief Industry Officer, Ken leads our legal organization, providing legal and strategic guidance that serve our company’s vision to offer online solutions that reduce time, cost, uncertainty, and unnecessary conflict in the divorce process. Ken is a BBQ aficionado and retired Little League coach.

Ken previously served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for LegalZoom, and before that practiced at global law firm Sidley Austin. He has been named one of California's top 10 deputy general counsels by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Ken is a member of the American Bar Association, where he is a founding member of the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee.

Education

  • USC Gould School of Law, JD
  • UC San Diego, BA, Political Science and Communications

Inna Goloborodko | Director of Operations

“It boils down to customer experience—if doing it online isn’t easier, what’s the point? It’s been fulfilling to consistently advance clarity and simplicity for our customers.”

With nearly a decade of extensive customer work in the family law legal tech space and a vast understanding of the form complexities across the United States and Canada—down to the county level—Inna Goloborodko ranks among the most experienced operations directors in the online divorce space in North America. Beyond her work keeping the trains running on time for Divorce.com while driving progress across a range of customer experience enhancements, Inna speaks four languages, and once translated Shakespeare’s “Gallic Wars” from Latin to Ukrainian.

Inna has more than a decade of web and app development management experience and has previously managed product for major brands such as SNL, NBC Universal and Nickelodeon, as well as overseeing mobile peripheral device experiments under the direction of Apple.

Education

  • Oles Honchar Dnipro National University. Bachelor's degree, German Language and Literature 2003 - 2008

Brandon Molina | Director

“To build the most recognized brand in divorce, we first build trust with our customers.”

Brandon Molina draws on his talent for connecting legal tech, consumer, and e-commerce businesses to advance our goal of modernizing divorce. He focuses on both our consumer customers—minimizing the pain and uncertainty of divorce—and our family-law-attorney customers—offering tools and services to grow their divorce practices. As a Director, Brandon helps design the ideal platform for both divorcing people and attorneys. He’s the father of a kid who loves potato bugs and a six-pound MaltiPooChi (50% Maltese, 20% poodle, 30% chihuahua) rescue dog Hewes.

Prior to Divorce.com, Brandon helped outfit competitive female athletes through his work at JOLYN, and worked for LegalZoom previously. He studied at Harvard Business School and played football for Harvard College.

Education

  • Harvard University, AB Biology
  • Harvard Business School, MBA

Austin Yokley | Chief Financial Officer

“To support our company’s mission to offer affordable divorce options, we must consider our customers’ best interests at the forefront.”

As CFO, Austin Yokley focuses on capital allocation while keeping our operations cost-effective as we steadfastly strive to expand our offerings and improve customer experience. When he’s not crunching numbers to keep our mission for customers on target, Austin is a die-hard Alabama Crimson Tide fan (Roll Tide!) and self-proclaimed lawn care expert.

Austin has experience working in both private and public companies M&A buy-side and sell-side transactions. Prior to Divorce.com, Austin worked for Featheringill Capital, a Birmingham-based private equity firm, and Ernst & Young as a senior associate in the Transaction Advisory Services group. He earned his Master’s of Accounting and B.S. from the University of Alabama.

Education

  • University of Alabama

Who we serve

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Real people who’ve decided that divorce is in their best interest but are seeking a peaceful, fast, and affordable way to do it

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Divorcing couples in search of professional, impartial mediators to help them come to an agreement without leaving the final decision up to a judge

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Those seeking an attorney at a reasonable rate to advocate for their interests in their divorce (free initial consultation)

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Anyone who needs help with post-divorce issues such as co-parenting; name change; tax advice, credit repair, financial planning, or bank account setup; professional online therapy; or just getting back on the dating circuit

Divorce.com brings together a team of online divorce pioneers and industry architects who’ve helped nearly a million customers to divorce quickly, amicably, and affordably.

Here's what our customers have to say:

Stars

I love how easy this was to file for a dissolution of marriage between my ex husband and I.

Tiffany C., Ohio

Stars

The forms are very clear and easy to understand and customer support was very friendly and helpful.

Loria R.,Georgia

Stars

This service is really easy to use. Just be sure to have all of your documentation ready prior to starting the process.

Ian A.,Pennsylvania

Stars

It was easy and straightforward and I would recommend it to anyone.

Marsha M.,Florida

Stars

It was convenient and easy to do our divorce.

David D., Washington

Stars

The process was nice, simple, and descriptive, didn't take long and it was easy to do hopefully I don't have to go through this again but if I did I would use their service again.

Aaron M.,Georgia

Stars

This was a great relief the simplicity of filling out paperwork took a great load off my mind. Would recommend to anyone wanting a easy and quick divorce.

Lisa M.,Pennsylvania

Stars

It was easy to use and I didn't have any trouble filling out the forms.

Courtney G.,Missouri

Stars

I would recommend this service to anyone who is in this terrible position. It was one of the easiest things I have ever done.

Angela D.,Ohio

Stars

I appreciate the ease and privacy to go through the paperwork of my divorce at me own pace and time.

Tonbra A.,Virginia

Stars

It's very easy to use and quick. I recommend this service to anyone that is getting a divorce.

Anthony R.,Pennsylvania

Stars

The service was really easy. Simplicity is needed when we are stressed. Thank you very much for providing this service. I really appreciate it!

Dawn T.,North Carolina

Stars

I really appreciate this easy application. It was to my understanding and you don't have to worry about the stress.

Tracy M.,Georgia

Stars

I found this service to be a major benefit considering all the different responses I got from attorneys only to find out it be a major savings for me.

Frederick H.,Washington D.C.

Stars

I found this service through a friend who had used it. I found it to be as easy and straightforward as she had said.

Michele M.,New York

Stars

After seeing on-line testimonies, I chose this service for my divorce. It was quick and painless.

Octavio B.,California

Stars

long process but really helps when covering all bases in order to provide best help in achieving your goal for divorce.

John R.,Delaware

Stars

I am filing for divorce and I have been so scared you made it so easy.

Christie M.,Kansas

Stars

Very fast and easy way to file court documents without a lawyer, and having to pay a huge fee.

Christina R.,Indiana

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