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Erin Levine

Founder, CEO & Certified Family Law Specialist

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After over a decade of experience as a Certified Family Law Specialist, Mediator and law firm owner, Erin was fed up with the inefficient and adversarial “divorce corp” industry and set out to transform how consumers navigate divorce - starting with the legal process. By automating the court bureaucracy and integrating expert support along the way, Hello Divorce levels the playing field between spouses so that they can sort things out fairly and avoid missteps. Her access to justice work has been recognized by the legal industry and beyond, with awards and recognition from the likes of Women Founders Network, TechCrunch, Vice, Forbes, American Bar Association and the Pro Bono Leadership award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Erin lives in California with her husband and two children, and is famously terrible at board games.

Erin's Recent Articles

New Year's Rituals for a Fresh Start after Divorce
New Year's Rituals for a Fresh Start after Divorce
Divorce is not who you are. Let's make next year the best yet. We share 5 practices to get you a fresh start from divorce & self-confidence.
A Single Gal's Guide to Setting New Year's Intentions after Divorce
A Single Gal's Guide to Setting New Year's Intentions after Divorce
Those navigating divorce in the new year have to be more creative with how they put themselves first with New Year's Intentions.
Why You Should Keep a Copy of Your Divorce Decree Handy
Why You Should Keep a Copy of Your Divorce Decree Handy
Your divorce decree spells out the terms of your marital settlement agreement, and it’s helpful to keep a copy handy. Here’s why.
12 Helpful Resources for Divorced Moms
12 Helpful Resources for Divorced Moms
We see you, moms. You’re doing it all: caring for the kids, balancing schedules, keeping up your home, paying the bills, and (hopefully) time for you.
A Post-Divorce To-Do List to Prepare You For Your Next Chapter
A Post-Divorce To-Do List to Prepare You For Your Next Chapter
Before you start on that next chapter on life after divorce, read our checklist on important tasks to do for a fresh start.
How to Move Forward When Your Spouse Ignores the Divorce
How to Move Forward When Your Spouse Ignores the Divorce
Use our sample letters or scripts and other effective strategies that can help you navigate these challenges and move toward a resolution.
Do You Need a Collaborative Divorce Attorney?
Do You Need a Collaborative Divorce Attorney?
Are you and your ex are trying to avoid a court battle? Learn about collaborative divorce attorneys and the collaborative divorce process.
5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Separation
5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Separation
A separation can be a good first step before you file for divorce or decide to reconcile. But avoid making any of these five common mistakes.
How to Calm Your Divorce Overwhelm in 6 Steps
How to Calm Your Divorce Overwhelm in 6 Steps
Calming divorce overwhelm is a big part of why I launched Hello Divorce. I've selected a few of the most frequently asked questions I receive here.
Expert Tips for Negotiating Spousal Support
Expert Tips for Negotiating Spousal Support
Negotiating spousal support with your ex can be tricky business. So, we tapped national experts for their best spousal support negotiation tips.
What Happens If You Refuse to Sign a Settlement Agreement?
What Happens If You Refuse to Sign a Settlement Agreement?
You can refuse to sign a divorce settlement agreement, but doing so could come with steep consequences. Find out what they are here.
The Right Way to DIY Your Divorce Papers
The Right Way to DIY Your Divorce Papers
In 75% of divorces, at least one spouse is self-represented. If you want to know the BEST way to DIY your divorce without breaking the bank, read on.
California Family Court Custody Mediation vs. Private Mediation
California Family Court Custody Mediation vs. Private Mediation
You have a couple options for child custody mediation. Which one will give you the best possible outcome? Click here to learn more.
Remarriage and Child Support in California
Remarriage and Child Support in California
Your child support obligations don't end when you get divorced and start a new family. Find out why and what to do here.
What To Do Now If You Decided To Divorce Last Year in California
What To Do Now If You Decided To Divorce Last Year in California
Hello Divorce is here to provide all the tips you need during divorce. From prenuptial agreements to PDDs, learn how to navigate the divorce process.
Legal Separation in California
Legal Separation in California
Find out if a legal separation in California is right for you, and learn more about the steps to take to file for one.
Uncontested Divorce in California
Uncontested Divorce in California
During an uncontested divorce, both people agree on all terms and conditions. Find out how the process works in California here.
Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce
Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce
Nothing frustrates us more than lawyers who don't do their job properly. Choose the right legal help for your divorce. Read more of our advice.
Can a Special Master Help in My Child Custody Matter?
Can a Special Master Help in My Child Custody Matter?
If you're seeking alternative dispute resolution for your child custody problems, family law special masters might be just what you need.
Can I File for Divorce Online?
Can I File for Divorce Online?
It's possible to complete your divorce from the comfort of your computer screen — but not in all cases. Find out if you may be eligible for online divorce.
Why You Shouldn’t Panic if Your Spouse Talks to a Lawyer
Why You Shouldn’t Panic if Your Spouse Talks to a Lawyer
Your spouse talks to a lawyer. Seeking legal help isn't a reason to panic. They should get advice from an expert, and you should, too.
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer
If you've made up your mind and there's no alternative but divorce, talking to lawyers is a good idea. Here are a few questions to ask.
Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce
Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce
Nothing frustrates us more than lawyers who don't do their job properly. Choose the right legal help for your divorce. Read more of our advice.
Can a Special Master Help in My Child Custody Matter?
Can a Special Master Help in My Child Custody Matter?
If you're seeking alternative dispute resolution for your child custody problems, family law special masters might be just what you need.
Can I File for Divorce Online?
Can I File for Divorce Online?
It's possible to complete your divorce from the comfort of your computer screen — but not in all cases. Find out if you may be eligible for online divorce.
Why You Shouldn’t Panic if Your Spouse Talks to a Lawyer
Why You Shouldn’t Panic if Your Spouse Talks to a Lawyer
Your spouse talks to a lawyer. Seeking legal help isn't a reason to panic. They should get advice from an expert, and you should, too.
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer
If you've made up your mind and there's no alternative but divorce, talking to lawyers is a good idea. Here are a few questions to ask.
Why You Should Stop Delaying Your Divorce and Get On with It Already
Why You Should Stop Delaying Your Divorce and Get On with It Already
How often do you think about what your life could be like if you just moved forward? Stop delaying your divorce.
Best Ways to Tell Family and Friends You're Getting Divorced
Best Ways to Tell Family and Friends You're Getting Divorced
Find out the best way to tell your friends and family about your divorce so they know how to help and support you through the process.
How to Work with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
How to Work with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
If you're curious about how to prepare for divorce, consider working with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst to help mitigate the cost of divorce.
50 ChatGPT Prompts to Save You Time and Money on Your Divorce
50 ChatGPT Prompts to Save You Time and Money on Your Divorce
At Hello Divorce, we’re on a mission to help everyone going through divorce empower a better life ahead. And now, we’ve got some help from ChatGPT.
Who Can Help with My Divorce?
Who Can Help with My Divorce?
Hello Divorce will help you navigate the DIY Divorce process. Learn more about the different types of help you can get with your divorce.
10 Ways You Might Save or Lose Money in Divorce
10 Ways You Might Save or Lose Money in Divorce
Find out how common mistakes can lead to higher divorce costs. Learn what you can do to keep expenses down.
What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)?
What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)?
A certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA) may help you achieve a fair outcome in your divorce. Learn what a CDFA does and how they can help.
Can You Afford to Get Divorced?
Can You Afford to Get Divorced?
The legal process of divorce can cost a lot of money, but it doesn’t always have to. Find out more.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
Divorce is expensive, but your decisions can have a deep impact on how much you'll pay to split up. Find out how to keep your costs low here.
How to Divorce during a Recession or Financial Hardship
How to Divorce during a Recession or Financial Hardship
If you’re getting divorced during an economic recession, you have valid concerns. Here are some ways to safeguard your finances and rebuild after divorce.
How Does Divorce Financial Planning Work?
How Does Divorce Financial Planning Work?
Can divorce financial planning sessions help you avoid money-related issues with your divorce? Learn how a financial planner can help you in this article.
Common Questions about Divorce and the Marital Home
Common Questions about Divorce and the Marital Home
Most family law cases aren't simple. Clients thinking of divorce want advice about the family home. Here is Part 1 of Divorce and the Family Home
Can You Afford to Keep the Home You Shared with Your Ex?
Can You Afford to Keep the Home You Shared with Your Ex?
In divorce, one of the largest assets couples must divide is the marital home. Learn more about how you can plan new living situations after divorce.
Estate Planning and Divorce
Estate Planning and Divorce
Estate planning can be a key concern during the divorce process. Our guide explains everything you need to know during and after divorce.
Should You Move Out of Your Shared Home During the Divorce Process?
Should You Move Out of Your Shared Home During the Divorce Process?
Thinking about separation or divorce? You might be tempted to move out ASAP. But be careful—consider these five issues before committing to the move.
A Parent's Guide to Supervised Visitation
A Parent's Guide to Supervised Visitation
One type of visitation divorcing parents wonder about is supervised visitation. What are the most common supervised visitation plans?
Can a Custodial Parent Move Out of State?
Can a Custodial Parent Move Out of State?
Can a parent with primary custody move a child out of state? Learn about permissible child custody arrangements here.
How Divorced Parents Can Create Joyful Holidays with Young Kids
How Divorced Parents Can Create Joyful Holidays with Young Kids
The holidays can be especially difficult for young children of divorce. Here are some ways to bring more joy into your life after divorce or separation.
5 Tips for Breaking Divorce News to Your Kids
5 Tips for Breaking Divorce News to Your Kids
Divorce conversations can be difficult, especially when you need to tell your children. Here are some ways to make it go as smoothly as possible.
Who Gets the Dog or Other Pet in a Divorce?
Who Gets the Dog or Other Pet in a Divorce?
Who gets the dog after divorce? Learn more about pet custody and how to avoid a dispute during your divorce process.
Guide to Presenting Evidence in Family Court
Guide to Presenting Evidence in Family Court
Do you have evidence to present in family court? Presenting evidence can be a tricky part of the divorce process. Hello Divorce can help you.
Divorce Discovery: What to Expect and How to Deal With It
Divorce Discovery: What to Expect and How to Deal With It
Divorce discovery involves gathering information to prepare for your trial. Find out how it works and what to do here.
10 Websites to Bookmark if You’re Going Through Divorce Right Now
10 Websites to Bookmark if You’re Going Through Divorce Right Now
These divorce resources will help you get through your divorce. Read more at Hello Divorce for credible websites that will help you during your process.
How to Tell Your Spouse It's Over (Nicely) Plus a Sample Script
How to Tell Your Spouse It's Over (Nicely) Plus a Sample Script
Our tips plus a sample script or letter to tell your spouse you want a divorce or separation in the nicest but most effective way possible.
In a No-Fault State? What That Means for Your Divorce
In a No-Fault State? What That Means for Your Divorce
Learn what “fault” means in divorce. Why do some states make it easier for divorcing couples to legally end their marriage without blame?
Does Cheating Affect Your Divorce Settlement?
Does Cheating Affect Your Divorce Settlement?
In some states, proof of cheating may affect your marital settlement agreement. Get details here.
Managing Difficult Divorce Conversations When You Hate Conflict
Managing Difficult Divorce Conversations When You Hate Conflict
It’s hard to talk about divorce, and conflict is inevitable. Here are some tips to help you reach a divorce agreement as peacefully as possible.
Why the Happily Married Should Consider a Post-Nuptial Agreement
Why the Happily Married Should Consider a Post-Nuptial Agreement
You've heard of a prenup, but what about a post-nuptial agreement? Hello Divorce discusses why even happily married couples should consider this document.
The Top 3 Reasons Couples Seek Counseling
The Top 3 Reasons Couples Seek Counseling
Dr. Kristin Davin, Psy.D., shares the top three reasons couples seek therapy and gives practical advice for if these issues surface in your relationship.
How to Survive Living With Your Ex After Your Breakup
How to Survive Living With Your Ex After Your Breakup
Stranded with no choice but to live with your ex? Here are a few tips on how to survive living with your past significant other.
Bitter Divorce? Here's a Valentine's Day Gift You Can Actually Use
Bitter Divorce? Here's a Valentine's Day Gift You Can Actually Use
Divorce might be impacting your life right now, but you can take action: learn as much as you can. The more you understand, the less scary it feels.
Free Positive Vibes during Divorce Tear-Sheet
Free Positive Vibes during Divorce Tear-Sheet
Life has been challenging the past few days. We get it. Download our positive affirmations tear-sheet and take what you need when you need it.
Relatable Divorce Quotes to Validate Your Feelings
Relatable Divorce Quotes to Validate Your Feelings
These ten quotes about divorce pretty much sum it all up. (And I've been a practicing divorce lawyer for 16 years, so I've heard it all...)
The Marie Kondo Divorce: Declutter and Get Back on Track
The Marie Kondo Divorce: Declutter and Get Back on Track
Nothing causes anxiety like a divorce that's stuck. The solution? Declutter your divorce and get it back on track.
8 Things to Do if You’re Getting Sober during Your Divorce
8 Things to Do if You’re Getting Sober during Your Divorce
Learn more about getting sober while also getting divorced. Hello Divorce helps you throughout your divorce journey.
What Is True Default Divorce?
What Is True Default Divorce?
The concept of default divorce is often misunderstood. Find out what it means here.
10 Truths You Need to Know if You're Filing for Divorce
10 Truths You Need to Know if You're Filing for Divorce
Thinking of filing for divorce? We have compiled a list of divorce truths that you need to know in order to help you make the right decisions in divorce.
4 Divorce-Related Worries You Should Stop Stressing About
4 Divorce-Related Worries You Should Stop Stressing About
Instead of worrying, focus on positive, productive ways you can address concerns that pop up during the divorce process.
What is a Divorce? Answers to All Your Questions
What is a Divorce? Answers to All Your Questions
What is Divorce? Divorce isn't rocket science. But If you've ever dealt with a bureaucracy before, you know that it's hard to get through it.
Quick, Affordable, Hassle-Free Colorado Divorce Webinar Replay
Quick, Affordable, Hassle-Free Colorado Divorce Webinar Replay
Considering filing for divorce, or curious about how to file for an online Colorado divorce? Watch this webinar to keep divorce on track and affordable.
DIY Divorce California
DIY Divorce California
A DIY divorce could save you money on lawyer's fees and court time. Find out how this process works in California here.