living with your ex during covid

How to Survive Living With Your Ex During Covid

I have seen at least 5 articles lately about how “quarantining with my ex changed my life for the better” and while I am thrilled for them, I have had a very different experience. After speaking with a few of our awesome clients and listening to how challenging the last few months have been for them — I thought I’d weigh in and provide a few tips for navigating life when your ex is still living with you. Make it about you — not your ex I know, easier said than done. But, the best part about a breakup is how much you learn about yourself and in so doing, how alive it makes you feel. If you prioritize self-growth…

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Webinar Replay: The Insider’s Guide to a Quick, Affordable, Hassle-Free Colorado Divorce

At Hello Divorce, one of the most common questions we’re asked is “How can I get my divorce done without spending thousands of dollars or having it take over my life?” So, we turned the answer into a webinar so everyone could access the answers. This webinar is for you if you live in COLORADO and are considering filing for divorce (or have already started the process). CEO and Founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, provides an overview of the…

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I’m Getting a Divorce. Which Service Should I Choose?

You are smart. (if we may say so). You’ve decided to get some help with your divorce because you recognize that apart from it being a ‘time suck’ and an emotional drain, divorce itself is complex and has significant implications. Going at it completely alone feels overwhelming and a bit risky. That being said, you don’t want to spend anywhere close to the average cost of divorce – $26,300. Yikes! You also want to work towards an agreement – one way or another. Maybe you’re already ready to rock – maybe you need some help from a lawyer or mediator – but no matter what, you are committed to getting through this without a messy court battle. NOW WHAT? At…

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Want to Stay out of Divorce Court? You Need to Read This First

This article is not “How to Avoid Getting a Divorce.” I’m not a relationship expert and I’d never been so bold as to say I know how to save a marriage. Rather, this post is for you if divorce is in the cards and you want to do everything possible to keep the cost and conflict in check. In other words, you don’t want to pay (on average) $27,000 to hire a divorce lawyer or air all of your dirty…

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I’ve Been Served With a Divorce Petition, Now What?

You have now received a Divorce Petition (FL-100) and Summons (FL-110). If you have minor children with your spouse, you likely also received a UCCJEA* form (FL-105). So, now what?  First, if you were served via mail, the packet you received likely came with a Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt (FL-117). If you sign and return this document to your spouse, you can avoid personal service (i.e. a third party, often a “process server,” showing up at your doorstep or workplace with instructions to hand you the initial divorce documents). By signing the Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt (NAOR), you are not agreeing to anything in particular that your spouse put in the divorce forms. Rather, you are simply acknowledging…

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Hello Divorce’s Top 10 Posts of All Time

When I founded Hello Divorce, my core values included launching a service that provided an affordable, low conflict, and ‘convenient’ option for separating couples. In order to do that, we had a real uphill battle. I’m not talking about the design, marketing, and/or coding — those things I knew we could tackle by leveraging my knowledge of the legal system with the brilliant development team and outside the box thinkers I had in my tribe. What was really crucial though…

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Q&A: Ashley Simpo on Co-mothering, Journaling and Goal Setting

A couple of weeks ago I came across an article about two best friends living in NYC who were struggling to find affordable housing—and realized the best option was to move in together with their kids to save money. How awesome is that? Turns out, one of these trailblazers is Ashley Simpo, the author of one of my favorite book recommendations, “A Kids Book About Divorce.” I got curious and I pseudo stalked her online. What I found was that…

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Should I Hire a Non-Attorney Mediator?

Should I consider hiring a divorce mediator who is not an attorney? The family law structure in this country is super complex. It’s managed to make a tragic situation — the death of a marriage — so complex that it is difficult to navigate without help. Plus, there is potential for conflict during every step of the divorce process. To avoid a potentially contentious courtroom situation, many divorcing couples turn to mediation to work through their issues and come to an agreement on all aspects of their divorce. Mediation is guided by a neutral third party who is trained to help couples resolve disputes. Oftentimes attorneys serve as mediators. While attorneys are well-versed in the law of divorce, they may…

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What It’s Like Being the Kid of Parents Who Divorced Well

It’s not surprising that divorce can take a psychological toll on children. It’s a big, scary unknown for everyone involved and many kids struggle with feelings of anxiety, distress, anger, fear, and disbelief, especially in the beginning. It can be really tough for them to process these emotions as well as adjust to changes to daily routines and new living arrangements. Divorce basically rocks the world they’ve counted on every day. But kids are also super resilient and have a…

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How to DIY *Pro* Your California Divorce

Californians looking for an easier way to complete their divorce in California can utilize Hello Divorce’s fill in the blank divorce paperwork through our Divorce Navigator. It’s a game-changer for DIY divorce. Our web application allows you to complete the 20+ forms required for California divorce in plain language. You can do it on your own, at your own pace, without having to fork out tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. The average cost of divorce in California is $27,000 – per person. At Hello Divorce, we’ve managed to bring that average down to $1,500. Throughout the entire divorce, you have a legal document assistant who processes and files your paperwork with the court. At any point, if you need…

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