It gives us great pleasure to announce the Wikivorce 2013 Award Winners:
.Charles & Jonathancj Charles wins this award for the third year in a row; he has once again been recognised by the Wikivorce community for his on-going commitment and endless depth of knowledge on a wide variety of issues.
Jonathan is solicitor and has continued to provide a very generous contribution to Wikivorce, both on the forum and via PMs to a huge number of members, and many more have benefited from reading his expert advice to others.
Best Finances: LittleMrMike & Hadenoughnow
LittleMrMike has consistently answered financial questions with clarity, in-depth knowledge and is able to respond jargon free enabling the lay person to understand.
For the 2nd year in a row Hadenoughnow has won this title. A long standing member and TeamWiki volunteer, Hadenough has provided clear advice to hundreds of people who were confused about where they stand on the financial aspects of divorce.
Best general divorce: Dukey & Lostboy67
Dukey possesses knowledge in all areas of Separation and Divorce and is also a TeamWiki Moderator. Dukey has managed the unmanageable – of fitting 25 hours into one day, how else can he do what he does (even with multi-tasking)?
Lostboy67 joined the site 3 years ago and is also a TeamWiki Moderator. His well thought out, grounded responses benefit many members. A consistently calm and approachable Wikivorce member.
Best contact/residence: Forseti & Rubytuesday Forseti is a second time winner of this award; he has an unrivalled knowledge of child-related matters, and has helped many members through the distressing and difficult issues surrounding contact and residence.
Rubytuesday - Ruth is a long standing and valuable member of Wikivorce, also an Author and qualified paralegal . As community manager she looks after the day to day running of the forums along with helping with questions on the Wikiline, married with three children she also finds time to read and has a passion for photography.
Best Pensions: Hadenoughnow & Ian Conlan Actuary
Hadenoughnow somehow manages to find time to help Wikivorce members in the forums despite being busy looking after her kids, teaching, running her own business and helping with PR for Wiki.
This is the 2nd year running Ian has won this title. Ian Conlan is an actuary and has strong experience of pensions on divorce which he has willingly shared with our members to cast some much needed light on this complex area.
Best Self-Repping: U6c00 & Nowheretoturnl U6c00 is a relative newcomer to Wikivorce, only joining 12 months ago, but he has already helped many people who are self-representing through contact and residence cases, his knowledge and calm reassurance has been recognised by the community. NoWhereToTurnl has now finalised her own financial matters, and has stayed on Wikivorce to offer help and support to others who are still representing themselves in divorce and financial matters. Her gentle support, experience and knowledge have helped many members.
Best Blogger: ScaryClairie & Canuck425
For the 2nd year in a row ScaryClairie has won this title, she has been a Wikivorce member for 2.5 years. Her expressive blogs are well written and always from the heart. Scaryclairie also is very supportive of her fellow bloggers
Canuck425 has been a member for just over a year and has submitted 105 blogs. His writing style reveals his grounded and reasonable attitude. He also is very supportive of other members and bloggers.
Most supportive chat: afonleas crazy cat lady & Tets
Afonleas has become a regular visitor to chat where she provides encouragement and support to all. After 12 months in Wikivorce she is a great inspiration, her positive attitude proving there truly is life after divorce.
Tets as well as being the resident tea-maker in the Wikivorce chatroom, he is also a fantastic support to many to use the chat room, offering inspiring, positive reassurance to many members drawn from his own experiences and his training as an NLP life coach.
Outstanding Contribution: LittleMrMike & Marshy LittleMrMike is one of the most longstanding members of Wikivorce, year after year he provides in depth answers to complex questions relating to financial divisions and has expert knowledge is all aspects of Spousal Maintenance, a true asset to Wikivorce who has helped many thousands over the years and continues to do so. Marshy has been a Wikivorce stalwart for almost 6 years now, and has made an outstanding contribution with his continuing honest, down-to-earth advice and support to those who are struggling to come to terms with separation/divorce. He has inspired many with his pearls of wisdom and observations about life and relationships.
Most Supportive Member: Shoegirl & Marshy
Shoegirl joined the site over 2 years ago, her posts of support make her the best friend or sister you always want. Shoegirl now sticks around to help others.
Marshy is one of the original members and during his 6 years here has helped and supported many, many members. His supportive and empathetic responses are the equivalent of receiving a big hug.
Funniest Member : Hawaythelads & Stukadivebomber
A member for coming up for 6 years - Hawaythelads for the third year running retains his Crown as Wikivorce’s resident funny-man – all Hail His Royal Hawayness, Long live the King.
A member for coming up to 3 years Stukadivebomber is surely a challenger for the Crown of Comedy; Stuka is often found in the chatroom making people laugh with his dry sense of humour.
Most Informative Member : Fiona & Dukey
We hope Fiona doesn’t mind us calling her a Wikivorce ‘Veteran’ - she joined the site nearly 6 years ago. At point of publication has made 11279 posts. She has managed to calm storms in the Forums and has helped an untold amount of members.
Dukey joined the site 5 years ago, since then many have benefitted from his help from his many Forum posts (At point of publication; 12264 posts) or through the Wikivorce helpline. His all-round knowledge (from Family Law to Cricket) is incredible.
Special Acheivement Award: LittleMrMike & WhiteRose
Mike has provided thousands of very useful and comprehensive answers to questions on the forum. The amount of effort that he puts in to helping others without a thought for himself is truly humbling WhiteRose is a long-term Wikivorce member, who has given up a great deal of her free time to assist and support others, as well as being part of the moderating team. Over the past few months, she has worked hard at revitalising the Wikivorce online magazine, making it a great resource of varied and informative articles for our members.