The Real Cost of a Divorce

By Carla Fried - 2013-11-25T13:43:42Z

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Wevorce, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is bringing a high-tech touch to mediated divorce. Its software allows splitting-yet-amicable couples to put all their information into a computer program that the couple and their Wevorce mediation team (legal, financial, etc.) all use. “The legal profession is not known for being efficient,” says Wevorce founder Michelle Crosby. She estimates her model can save 60 percent in legal manpower costs. For the first 100 couples that have used Wevorce, the average total cost was less than $10,000. Crosby says that’s about two-thirds less than they might pay if they had conventional representation.