A New Zealand website that claims to make divorce easier is getting slammed for being a cynical destroyer of families. The site launched on Valentine’s Day. The New Zealand Herald:
Founders of a website aiming to make divorces quicker and easier have hit back at allegations their site is tacky and destructive to families.
The website, named DivorceMe, was launched by a pair of Christchurch entrepreneurs and “looks to eliminate the time, lawyer’s fees and legal jargon out of the divorce process”.
National director of Family First NZ Bob McCoskrie slammed its launch on Valentine’s Day as a “cynical” move.
“The website is simply a commercial venture to make money, cynically launched on Valentine’s Day when we should be celebrating strong marriages and strong families,” Mr McCoskrie said.
A statement from DivorceMe co-founders Aaron Pero and Andrew Bell said they were aiming to help couples who did not have a “happily ever after” story.
One in three New Zealand marriages end in divorce and their website was aimed at making that process less stressful, it said.