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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DIY Divorce

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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All the Info and Documents You Need for Financial Disclosures

Most of our clients are surprised to hear that even when they’ve reached a full agreement on all divorce-related issues, financial disclosures are still required for the Petitioner. Whether you are using our Divorce Navigator to complete your divorce or you’re a Divorce Plus/ Divorce with Benefits member and you’ve been asked to complete the Divorce Details intake form, the following is a list of the documents that you will need to have ready so that you can get your mandatory financial disclosures completed (Step 2). Summary of Mandatory Documents Last 2 years of filed tax returns Last 2 months of employment paystubs Business owner? Profit and Loss Report for the previous 2 years and Year-to-date Most recent checking and/or…

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