This page provides information and background on Wikivorce for journalists who are researching for stories on divorce, separation, family breakdown and family law.
Wikivorce Facts and Figures
Wikivorce is the world's leading online community for people going through divorce or separation. Launched in March 2007, we have over 100,000 registered members.
- We are a social enterprise which aims to address a significant social need that was not met by existing charities or government agencies.
- Our mission is to help people going through divorce and separation.
- Our website acts as a 'meeting place' for a growing community of divorcing/separating peers to share information, support and advice.
- Our name was inspired by an admiration for Wikipedia and their strategy of empowering individual volunteers to work together to create the world's leading free encyclopedia.
- In a similar way, the Wikivorce community is working continuously through mass collaboration to free the information that was previously locked away in the minds of expensive divorce lawyers, and make it accessible and available to anyone who needs it.
- Our website is the most visited divorce site in the UK with over 5000 visitors a day. One new person discovers our website every minute.
- Wikivorce has over 1/2 million pages of information on divorce fully indexed by google - compared to 20 or 30 pages for the average solicitor website.
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This video clip shows a piece on divorce and debt featuring Wikivorce and shown on BBC Breakfast & BBC News in April 2012.
We maintain a list of members who have expressed a willingness to volunteer as case studies for media interviews. Please contact our Head of Media/PR with your requirements. See the latest media requests in our forum. Please do not post requests for case studies in our community forum without prior approval from our Head of Media and PR (see below).
Please respect our members' privacy and do not attempt to contact them directly.
About The Founder
Ian Rispin, the founder and CEO of Wikivorce, is a social entrepreneur who believes in the power of the internet in general, and of online support communities in particular, to deliver improved and more cost effective support services.
For the last 10 years Ian has been at the forefront of the eCommerce revolution in the travel industry. As a Senior Management Consultant at Accenture, he provided strategic business and technology advice to companies such as British Airways, Thomas Cook and American Express.
In early 2007, whilst in the midst of a difficult divorce, it became apparent to Ian that there was a tremendous opportunity to improve the availability of information, advice and services to people facing divorce.
Ian is available to discuss any matters relating to divorce and family law in the UK - and more broadly how the internet and mass collaboration can change the way we deliver support services. While Facebook allows millions to 'poke' and share photos, Wikivorce is a leading example of social networking with a purpose - we don't just connect people - we empower people to pick themselves up, define their goals and rebuild new lives.