NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - With the divorce rate at about 50 percent in the United States, every day there are people looking for help navigating the often emotionally painful and expensive split from their spouse.
But resources are limited. The co-creators of online community support site DivorceForce.com are hoping to fill the void.
"I would argue, it's probably the second worse thing next to death. People don't have any idea what they're about to get into and how it's going to affect them and their children. We are about empowering people to not be alone and make better decisions," said Jeff Meshel.
Divorce filings spike in March and August. Those particular months reflect consumer behavior.
"In the winter months, we have Thanksgiving and the holidays," said Gregory Frank.
"So people want to stay together. Nobody wants to be alone during the holidays. New Year's Eve comes around and there are resolutions. Couples want to try and stay together or they start to plan their divorce. Now you're in the spring month, people feel good. Summer comes around and people want to give it one more try. By the end of summer, its back to work and back to school and right to the attorney's office," said Frank.
Clients of DivorceForce.com remain incognito.
"They can have very specific and informative conversations with people going through the same thing," said Frank.