At age 9, Michelle Crosby was put on a witness stand and asked which of her divorcing parents she wanted to live with. Years later, similarly traumatized by her own divorce, Crosby was convinced she could devise a kinder, gentler process. The former family law attorney founded Wevorce, which seeks to streamline amicable divorces using software.The company, according to Crosby, is complementary to the collaborative law movement. But Wevorce is “high tech and high touch,” she says. The company’s methodology is built on the typical legal, emotional and financial elements of divorce and the cloud-based, custom case-management software enables couples to populate legal documents themselves. Teams of mediators, counselors and financial advisers trained in “neuroscience, archetypal patterns and reframing families from one household to two” facilitate settlement agreements that are then reviewed by the couple’s own attorneys, Crosby says.Priced up front, the process averages $6,500 a family and can take as little as six weeks. Since its launch last year, more than 110 families have used Wevorce in states including California, Idaho and North Carolina. Crosby plans to take it nationwide.Early on, Wevorce received $20,000 from Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator. “Wevorce is bringing all the advantages of technology… Read full this story
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