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Divorce service Wevorce adds video calls to its lineup of mediation tools (exclusive)

March 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Christina Farr / Venture Beat

Over the past few months, Wevorce has been quietly testing and tweaking a new service for couples who are seeking an all-online divorce process.

The new feature is videoconferencing, and it might be a much better way to handle online divorces with sticking points such as custody and financial settlements.

Many sites offer online-only divorces, but these work best for uncontested divorces with little or no common property. These services are designed to help parents avoid heated battles over kids and money.

For these big, sensitive topics, a few online forms just don't cut it.

In the Wevorce pilot, which adds videoconferencing to the company's other software-based mediation tools, about half of Wevorce's customers opted to use the new feature, making their divorces online-only. The rest preferred to meet with their spouses and mediators face-to-face or via a video conference in a sound-proof room at one of Wevorce's ten physical locations.

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