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Common-Law Marriage: What You Need to Know

Chances are, if you have lived with your significant other for a long period of time, someone you know has brought up the subject of common-law marriage. This may be because many people believe that a common-law marriage is automatically established after a couple has lived together a certain amount of time – commonly seven years. So, is this true? Are you unknowingly in a common-law marriage? In this article, we will discuss what constitutes a common-law marriage, what rights and benefits are established by entering into a common-law marriage, and what you need to do to end your common-law marriage. What Exactly is a Common-Law Marriage? A common-law marriage sometimes called a non-ceremonial marriage or informal marriage is defined

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We Researched the History of Divorce and You’ll Never Believe What We Found

We can’t (positively) change the future of divorce without understanding its past. So we set out to learn more about the history of divorce. Throughout history, laws surrounding marriage and divorce have morphed dramatically. From the 1500s when divorce wasn’t allowed (although in certain circumstances, like the inability to bear a child, an annulment through  Ex the church could be entertained), to nowadays where “divorce parties” have become almost as prevalent as engagement parties, the way society views divorce has

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Breaking Down Common Parenting Time Schedules: Which Plan is Right for You?

When it comes to parenting time schedules, the options are as wide as your imagination. From month on/month off, to every other weekend schedule, there are as many schedules as there are days in the year. But, which one is best for you and your family? Understanding how parenting time schedules work can help you decide which plan is best for your unique situation. Here we break down some of the most common parenting time schedules and the pros and cons of each: The Weekend Plan This type of parenting time schedule is often referred to in movies and the media as “the weekend warrior” and, more often than not, the father is depicted as the parent who only swoops

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All the Info and Documents You Need for Financial Disclosures in Utah

Most of our clients are surprised to hear that they have to complete financial disclosures. While Hello Divorce may be handling the bulk of your divorce process, the following is a list of the documents that you will still need to have ready so that you can get your financial disclosures completed (Step 2). Summary of Mandatory Documents Personal income Business income Monthly expenses Any current debts Pay stubs and other evidence of all earned and unearned income Bank accounts Insurance information Benefits you receive Any current investments All loan applications and financial statements Real estate you own Vehicles you own Retirement plans Employment and education-related child care expenses Any extraordinary children’s expenses Additionally, you must attach the following proof

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MyDomaine: How to Prepare for Divorce in 9 Steps

In an article published on My Domaine, Founder and CEO Erin Levine discusses alternatives to divorce litigation. A collaborative approach is “for couples that want to stay out of court but have complex issues (and lots of money),” says Levine of Hello Divorce, a service that guides clients through the divorce process through self-help software and access to legal experts. “Several professionals are involved – ranging from lawyers and financial planners to a co-parenting counselor – all with the goal

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Legal Help Hello Divorce Feature Getting More Legal Help to Californians

A recent article in discusses the need for ingenuity in the legal field to include more options – like Hello Divorce – for consumers: “For example, we need new TurboTax-like tools for legal services—like East Bay lawyer Erin Levine’s Hello Divorce platform, where consumers can pay a monthly subscription to access guided, do-it-yourself tools with support from legal document preparers or lawyers where needed. Such tools are starting to emerge, but they are too hard to build given current

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Bloomberg Law: Erin Levine Discusses the End of Washington’s Access to Justice Program

Hello Divorce Founder Erin Levine spoke with Bloomberg Law regarding a recent and surprising decision by the Washington State Supreme Court to wind down their Limited License Legal Technician program. The program, intended to allow people with the LLLT certification to assist with family law matters at a lower cost than traditionally licensed attorneys, ends in July 2021 with the state’s Supreme Court citing lack of interest and cost as a barrier to continuing the program. “I’m concerned that other

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LawSites: Hello Divorce Will Eventually Expand to all 50 States

In an interview with LawSites, Hello Divorce Founder and CEO Erin Levine discuss the upcoming expansion of her award-winning do-it-yourself platform to states like Colorado, Utah, and Texas. She shares information about the partnership between Hello Divorce and Access to Justice Tech and her plan to bring the direct-to-consumer legal platform to all 50 states. “Both Hello Divorce and A2J Tech are committed to making consumer-facing areas of law accessible to the ‘masses’ with a keen focus on the ‘middle

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Colorado Biz: How Legal Tech is Shaking Up Colorado’s Legal Industry

Erin Levine, Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, pairs up with CoBizMag to discuss how legal technology is changing the face of the legal industry in Colorado and beyond. The article focuses on how legal tech is currently being used, how it is saving consumers thousands on legal fees, and how it will continue to grow in the future. Joseph Schieffer of Access to Justice Tech also chimes in on the legal tech trend: “Hello Divorce is a shining example

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Colorado Parent: The Happier Divorce

Colorado Parent Magazine recently interviewed CEO Erin Levine about the new trends in divorce. Colorado ranks among the top 10 states with the highest divorce costs and, understandably, many people attempt to ‘DIY’ their divorce. With a complicated divorce process and procedures, many of these DIY-ers end up forgetting something or missing a form. “We created a situation for people to opt out of the traditional lawyer divorce model, to keep people out of the system, and get them through

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