SOURCE: Wevorce

Wevorce

December 05, 2013 12:00 ET

Wevorce Survey of Married Americans Finds 1 in 8 Women Are Contemplating Divorce

Equivalent Ratio for Men Is 1 in 25; Two Thirds of Respondents Will Wait Until After the Holidays to Broach Subject With Spouse

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2013) - A new survey of married Americans conducted by Wevorce (www.wevorce.com) found that 1 in 8 women are currently considering separating from or divorcing their spouse; the equivalent ratio for men is just 1 in 25.

The online survey of 558 people was conducted Nov 18-22, 2013. 51 percent of respondents were men; 49 percent were women.

Other key points from the survey:

  • Overall, 1 in 12 people reported that they are currently considering separating from or divorcing their spouse; 81 percent of those were women.
  • Two thirds of those respondents reported that they would wait until after the holidays to broach the subject with their spouse; the most common reasons cited were not wanting to disrupt the holidays and not wanting to add any stress during the holidays.
  • Nearly one third of respondents said they would broach the subject before the holidays; the most common reason cited was the desire to "get it over with."
  • Just two percent of respondents said they would speak with their spouse about the issue during the holidays.

Wevorce offers an innovative technology platform and process to make every divorce amicable. Company founder and CEO Michelle Crosby said, "We knew divorce was epidemic -- in the U.S., a couple divorces every 13 seconds. But the number of married people currently considering divorce was higher than we anticipated, especially for women. Even higher than what we see in our business on a daily basis. Based on this survey, we expect to see a surge of filings in the early months of 2014."

Wevorce was born out of Crosby's own traumatic experience as a child of divorce. At the age of nine, she was put on the witness stand to answer a question no child ever should: which parent do you want to live with? Her parents' court battles lasted 15 years. This experience became the catalyst for the creation of Wevorce, which focuses on keeping families out of court by providing a meaningful alternative to the adversarial legal system. More than 100 families have been through the Wevorce process to date and, in 99 percent of cases, the Wevorce process successfully keeps families out of court.

"Divorce is the second-most stressful event of an adult's life," said Crosby. "It's not a step that should be taken lightly. But couples who have determined that the end of the marriage is inevitable should make every effort to make it an amicable parting, especially if there are children involved. It's not only what's best in terms of your ability to successfully co-parent down the road, but it's less emotionally and financially draining."

For an executive summary of the results, including demographic details on respondents, please contact michelle@big-swing.com.

About Wevorce
Wevorce is disrupting the $30 billion market for divorce services with an innovative technology platform and step-by-step family-centric mediation process designed to make every divorce amicable. The company was born out of founder Michelle Crosby's own traumatic experience as a child of divorce. The Wevorce technology platform and methodology have been proven to ensure a better outcome for families, both during and after their divorce. Based in the Bay Area, Wevorce is venture backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital and others. Visit www.Wevorce.com.

Wevorce is a trademark of Wevorce, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact Information

  • For information, contact:
    Michelle G. Faulkner
    Big Swing Communications
    +1 617-510-6998
    Email Contact