Divorce in the Metaverse? What this Means for the Future of Law Firms

   In our current age, there are many advancements in technology that have connected us in ways we may not have known to be possible. Mark Zuckerberg’s “metaverse” is an example of such recent advancements. After acquiring the rights to the Oculus virtual reality (VR) headsets, Meta has pushed for a new form of communication. The Metaverse has seen many types of businesses and services that would normally only be accessible in the physical world. Law firms are no exception to the types of businesses found in the Metaverse; in fact, it is now possible for one to hire a divorce attorney through their VR headset. Petrelli Previtera, a divorce law firm, has recently opened a divorce law firm inside the metaverse. Today, we will look at the company behind this law firm and what this means for the future of law firms in general.

What exactly is the metaverse?

The metaverse is Meta’s new series of virtual worlds in which users can partake in different activities ranging from games, social events, and business. Users can enter the metaverse through their VR headsets. Meta seeks to extend VR’s reputation as a technology made for gaming to other avenues.

The metaverse is Meta’s new series of virtual worlds in which users can partake in different activities ranging from games, social events, and business. Users can enter the metaverse through their VR headsets. Meta seeks to extend VR’s reputation as a technology made for gaming to other avenues.

LawCity.com is a legal district that has signed a virtual land lease agreement with Petrelli Previtera, the divorce law firm who owns the VR divorce law firm. Petrelli Previtera exists outside the metaverse, but they have recently decided to expand their horizons and target those who frequent different VR worlds. This is the first divorce law firm to exist inside the metaverse. They’re fairly large law firm with 42 different attorneys and 19 offices around the U.S.  

Why would anyone want to do legal work in the metaverse?

Now that we know who Petrelli Previtera is and what the metaverse is all about, one might ask why anyone would choose to do their legal work in this medium. VR technology is still fairly new and is used primarily for gaming, so it’s easy to assume there are no benefits to using it for legal work when physical law firms exist. While physical law firms have their own benefits, there are also many benefits you can exclusively gain from one in the metaverse. Here is a list of a few of those benefits of using VR law firms:

  • Anonymity – When it comes to legal work, anonymity is something many people might wish they had. Processes like divorce, especially, are fairly personal, so it might be a bit stressful for some to be physically present during the entirety of the process. While there are some things that can’t be done virtually, being able to start things anonymously is very attractive for some people.
  • Privacy – Similar to anonymity, privacy is something else one might wish for when doing legal work. Your home is just about the most private place you can be, so it can be great doing legal work from there.
  • Convenience – One of the best parts about the metaverse is that it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Doing legal work virtually can be very convenient and can even save money on what would have required a commute.
  • Novelty – There’s no hiding that there is a bit of a novelty to doing anything in the metaverse. While legal work is a serious matter, there isn’t any reason it can’t be a bit more interesting by taking place in the metaverse. Whether you receive legal counseling on a spaceship, or complete immigration documents under the sea, the metaverse can offer much more than a basic office would.

What does this mean for the future of law firms?

It might be too early to tell whether Petrelli Previtera will be successful with their new virtual divorce law firm, but one thing for certain is that this changes the game when it comes to doing legal work. The convenience of doing your legal work from home is something people already take advantage of through the internet. The metaverse has simply added a new option. People can choose to do they’re divorce with this option.

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