Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wikivorce Scotland goes live

I have just received the following press release from Wikivorce:

"May 2009: Wikivorce Scotland goes live.

The world's fastest growing divorce support community has launched a new website especially for people going through divorce or separation in Scotland.

Wikivorce is an online divorce support community offering free advice, support and information. It now has nearly 35,000 members. One new person visits the site every minute. It is the most read divorce website in the UK with close to 1 million page views per month.

Wikivorce founder, Ian Rispin, said: "We've been supporting people from Scotland on our English site but the law, process and support organisations in Scotland are very different. Wikivorce is now well established as the leading divorce support website in England, and we felt that it was time to create a fully localised version of the site for the people of Scotland."

The new site will contain a library of information specific to divorce in Scotland; 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 Scottish procedures, members will also be able to receive - and offer - emotional support as part of the Wikivorce support community.

Ruth Mackay is the Scotland site manager; she lives in the Highlands and has been a member of the Wikivorce Community for more than 16 months. She said: "When you first separate, it's a frightening and emotional life-changing situation, information, advice and support can be hard to find. Here at Wikivorce, there is all that and more in one place. For myself and many others, Wikivorce has been a real lifeline. Knowing that you were no longer alone, knowing that there are others on the site going through the same stress and emotional rollercoaster, as well as receiving practical advice has been of immense help to me, and to all the other site members. I have made some very good friends through the site. They have helped me through some dark times and now I am doing my best to help others."

Wikivorce is already the most visited divorce website in the UK, and with further country launches in the pipeline - including Australia and USA, we are well on our way to being the leading divorce and separation site globally.

Please visit the Wikivorce Scotland 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."

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