Last week, I reported that legal tech startup Tali will be shutting down, effective June 30. Now I have another shut-down to report — SupportHound, a spousal support calculator for Oregon attorneys that used real cases to calculate how much and how long a spousal support award should be.
SupportHound was founded in 2016 by Julie Gentili Armbrust, an attorney and family law mediator in Oregon. The site uses data collected from actual cases to analyze the financial situations of parties going through a divorce and recommend a suggested support award. The suggestion forms a data-driven basis for negotiations with opposing counsel.
In an email last week to SupportHound customers, Armbrust said that she had made the difficult decision to shut down the site.
“I don’t have the energy or the passion to run two successful businesses,” she wrote. “Of course, it is more complicated than that … and also as simple as that.”
The site is no longer accepting new subscriptions and it will shut down entirely on June 6. Customers entitled to refunds will be issued pro rata refunds on June 6.