Wevorce is a startup that has been gaining a lot of attention in popular news media. Wevorce is a service that makes divorce easier by streamlining the process of divorce using technology. Divorces cost around $27,000 (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbLjq8HCRyc) in legal fees alone, and the Wevorce service costs around $9,000.
Wevorce provides a financial consultant, a legal consultant, as well as a family services consultant, all with the hopes of working together to allow for an amicable divorce. Wevorce ultimately hopes to be the standardized process of filing for a divorce, avoiding the murky mess of lawyers and courtrooms in favor of helpful technology. Divorce is a very complicated manner, and each situation has its own details that need to be addressed. Wevorce hopes to provide a one-stop shop for all people going through a divorce.
We use technology to make our lives easier, but to play devil’s advocate on this case, do we really want for EVERYTHING to be easier? By making the process of divorce easy, are we going to create more divorces? Will more families have to go through this process as a result of this technology? I’m fortunate enough to have no experience with the process of divorce, so perhaps someone else may have a closer experience with the course of action that is taken when being involved with a divorce (and with this paragraph, I am not saying that Wevorce is a bad thing, only bringing up a potential issue).