Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wikivorce Australia goes live
As part of its continuing bid to take over the world, Wikivorce sent me the following press release:
Wikivorce, the world's fastest growing divorce support community is continuing its expansion by launching Wikivorce Australia, an Aussie specific version of its very popular divorce and separation social networking website.
Due to the global financial slump an increasing number of separating couples are turning to the internet to find free advice and support, as well as cost effective legal solutions. The decreasing value of their homes and pensions means they are less able to afford expensive lawyer's bills.
Wikivorce is an online divorce support community offering free advice, support and information. It now has over 35,000 members. One new person visits the site every minute. It is the most visited divorce website in the UK with close to 1 million page views per month.
Wikivorce founder, Ian Rispin, said: "Wikivorce is now well established as the leading divorce support website in England. Two weeks ago we launched our Scottish site and today we are going live with a fully localised version of the site for the people going through a break up in Australia."
The new site will contain a library of information specific to divorce in Australia; court forms will be available to download together with information about how to fill them in and members will be able to share their stories, support each other and exchange useful advice and information about how to get through the divorce process either with legal representation or without.
One of the most important parts of the site is the forum where members can ask questions about every aspect of divorce and separation. Although there will be sections that are specific to Australian procedures, members will also be able to receive - and offer - emotional support as part of the growing global Wikivorce support community.
Sylvia MacDonald, the new Head of Wikivorce Australia, has been a member of the Wikivorce community for almost 18 months.
She said: "Experiencing separation and divorce first hand was one of the most traumatic times in my life and being one of the very few in my family and circle of friends that are divorced meant I really didn't have any knowledge about the whole divorce process. Finding Wikivorce helped me get through this period in both practical and emotional terms. The website became my first port of call with any queries I had as there is so much information, advice and support readily available at virtually any time of day or night. The emotional support I and many others have received from the Wikivorce community is of immense help. Being able to share experiences and thoughts with others going through the same stress and emotional turmoil helped tremendously. I have made several very good friends through Wikivorce and am happy now to be able to give something back and support others."
With further country launches in the pipeline - including Canada and the USA, Wikivorce is well on its way to becoming the leading global divorce and separation web community.
Please visit the Wikivorce Australia website to find out more about what we do.
Wikivorce is a social enterprise, we are passionate about our mission to provide information, support and advice to anyone going through divorce or separation.