Wevorce – A startup that hopes to make divorce easier

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).

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5 thoughts on “Wevorce – A startup that hopes to make divorce easier

  1. While some may say that divorce should not be incentivized by making it cheaper, $27,000 for an average divorce sounds like a very high number that most people would find unfair even aside from what one may lose during a divorce. A libertarian approach would argue that a person has a right to pursue a divorce and if there are options available to make it cheaper and easier, then it should be explored. As a personal standpoint, I hope that people are educated properly on how to better resolve problems with someone, but if they wish to get a divorce that person should not be financially constrained to the extent of $27,000. Very cool idea and video!

  2. I personally am not a fan of this product. Divorces should not be easy to process. There is already very good chances in which marriages will end in divorce. This product makes divorces much easier to be put into action. I do believe this will increase the rate of divorces. I also don’t exactly understand why we must try and make everything easier. Most divorces I know of end messy, but I believe they should be messy. This hopefully means the couple learned from their mistakes and hopefully will marry the right person next time around.

  3. Hi. I’m Jeff, co-founder of Wevorce. Thanks writing about us. To add to the discussion, our goal has never been to make divorce “easier” — it is to make divorce less painful, on couples and children.

    Divorce is typically painful and destructive, largely because our current system this fact is grounded in laws and methodology that were developed hundreds of years ago. It’s time for a change… and we’re honored to be part of a large, global movement trying to accomplish that.

    Divorce, by its nature, will always be difficult and messy. But that doesn’t mean it should destroy people’s dignity, relationships or financial stability.

  4. I think this would be very useful in terms of saving money from hiring lawyers and the hustle of having to meet every now and then. I personally don’t think this will increase divorces since the main reason of having a divorce is due to the conflicts between the couple and their own misunderstanding. I don’t think the easiness of the process would be sufficient enough to encourage the couple to file for the divorce if they don’t actually feel like it is reasonable enough to do so.

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