I fully understand that the concept of "discounted divorces" is not to everyone's taste and is definitely somewhat unromantic.
However from a pragmatic point of view it makes sense for a good many reasons:
1) In a recession many people simply cannot afford the £800 to £1500 that it costs for a straightforward divorce by a traditional lawyer.
2) The government has been clamping down dramatically on the legal aid budget which has meant that many law firms have stopped doing legal aid work. That has left a vacuum with a huge number of people cut off from legal aid but still needing affordable legal services.
3) Rather than funding a lawyer's second home in Hawaii, the modest income from divorce services advertised on Wikivorce goes towards the development of a raft of free support and information.
Ever since we started in 2007 Wikivorce has spent more on providing services than we have received in income.
Without the income from these services we would not have been able to:
- run the main Wikivorce website
- host the chatrooms
- subsidise meet-ups and events
- facilitate the UK's largest free divorce forum allowing members to ask 15,594 questions during the year and receive 80,263 answers
I think it is a cracking service i just wish it was around when i needed it as i might be a bit richer now if it had.
On a lighter note...Just noticed the Relationship Audit, down from £7.97 to £7.17 ...bargain.... Meet me down the pub, buy me a pint and i will do it for free...well a pint anyway;)