About Hello Divorce
“Your divorce should not send you spiraling into financial and emotional chaos - it should empower a better life ahead.”
Our Leadership Team
Erin LevineFounder & CEO
Heather MackenzieCo-Founder & President
Mari TanakaVP, Customer Service
Duncan SwezeyVP, Growth
Katie SadlerVP, Operations
We're here to make divorce better.
After spending years in toxic and broken family law courts, and seeing that no one wins when “lawyer up,” we knew there was an opportunity to do and be better.
We created Hello Divorce to the divorce process easier, affordable, and completely online. Our guiding principles are to make sure both spouses feel heard, supported, and set up for success as they move into their next chapter in life.
Meet Some of Our Experts
- Divorce Coaches
Claudia Brown Coulter
Jennifer S. Hargrave
Desiree Howard brings over two decades of experience to the family law field and has been ...
Desiree Howard brings over two decades of experience to the family law field and has been part of the Hello Divorce team since 2018. Desiree listens, empathizes, and helps clients develop a plan that allows them to move forward with confidence as they begin a new chapter. She breaks down the “legalese” to ensure clients understand how the law impacts them, and she coaches and guides clients through every step of the divorce process. Desiree respects that every family situation is unique, and she values creative and cooperative solutions over conflict. Outside of work, Desiree is a busy mom of twins. She loves travel, good food, the beach, the mountains, and spending time with her family and three dogs.
Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, wealth manager, and certified divorce financial ...
Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, wealth manager, and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). She serves on the national board of directors for the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. Laurie has worked on over 300 California divorce cases either as a financial neutral to both spouses or financial advocate to one spouse. Laurie has appeared as a guest expert on investing and financial aspects of divorce on television, radio and podcasts and has been quoted in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Reports, and Forbes. She donates time as a pro-bono volunteer for Savvy Ladies. Her hobbies include playing pickleball and squash.
Sandra A. Giudici is Founder and CEO of Financial Insights & Strategies, LLC, and has over 15 years of corporate ...
Sandra A. Giudici is Founder and CEO of Financial Insights & Strategies, LLC, and has over 15 years of corporate business experience. Upon transitioning her career, she worked as a financial planner and then founded Financial Insights & Strategies specializing in divorce financial analysis and financial planning. She is a trained mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Chartered Special Needs Consultant® and is certified as an Associate Financial Planner. Sandra holds a BS from Oakland University and an MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, and Financial Planning Association. Sandra is a mother of two young adults and enjoys golf, pickleball, and attending musicals, symphonies and ballets in her spare time.
Jeff Landers is a seasoned divorce and real estate/mortgage expert with over 40 years of combined experience....
Jeff Landers is a seasoned divorce and real estate/mortgage expert with over 40 years of combined experience.
Jeff earned his BA degree in psychology from Columbia University and studied law at Pace University School of Law before becoming a divorce financial advisor. He is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™), Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP™) and licensed real estate and mortgage broker.
In 2010, Jeff founded Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC, working exclusively with women going through a financially complicated divorce. Since 2010, Jeff has helped hundreds of people throughout the USA with the financial aspects of their divorce.
Since the marital home is often one of the largest assets in most divorces, Jeff also founded Next Act Properties, Inc., which provides real estate and mortgage solutions for divorcing and divorced people (NextActProperties.com).Jeff has written 7 published books with 15,000+ copies sold nationwide focusing on the financial aspects of divorce and the marital home, as well as contributing articles regularly to Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, DailyWorth, More.com, Lawyers.com, etc.
Kara Francis is a former divorce lawyer who worked at one of the most prestigious family law firms in Chicago. Kara ...
Kara Francis is a former divorce lawyer who worked at one of the most prestigious family law firms in Chicago. Kara handled various types of cases, including complex estates, highly litigated parenting issues, complicated business entities, sophisticated estate planning, and non-traditional income streams. Kara had several contested trials and was responsible for examining witnesses, handling evidence, and writing briefs. Kara also has extensive experience with mediation and collaborative law.
Kara is also a divorce survivor – she made the difficult decision to end her 10-year relationship in the midst of the pandemic. While it was challenging, Kara gained clarity and confidence in who she is and what she wants for her life and in a partner. In her divorce, Kara saw the power of coaching and decided to transition to divorce coaching.As a Certified Professional Coach, Kara helps clients build confidence, self-trust, and emotional resilience through 1:1 coaching for all stages of the divorce process. With her professional and personal experience, Kara offers clients an insightful and supportive space in the divorce world.
Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she navigated her amicable ...
Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she navigated her amicable low-cost divorce to experience a costly high-conflict co-parenting dispute years later. Determined to help others save money, time, and stress by minimizing avoidable mistakes (before, during, and after divorce), she became a family mediator and divorce coach (currently certified in divorce, co-parenting, and conflict coaching). In a safe, non-judgmental space, clients discover internal strength to create their divorce roadmap based on their values, needs, interests, and concerns. By gaining clarity, coping with difficult emotions, exploring options, and enhancing effective communication and conflict management skills, her clients find the confidence to make the best possible decisions for their desired future and those that matter most. Kim resides in the Rocky Mountain region with her 14-year-old puppy and is the proud single parent of a thriving son.