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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Law.com: Getting More Legal Help to Californians

A recent article in Law.com 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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Mandatory Financial Disclosures: What You Need to Know (CO)

In Colorado, both parties to a family law case are required to complete mandatory financial disclosures. This is true for divorces, child support modifications, allocation of parental responsibilities matters, and the like. So, what does this mean for you and your divorce? What the Heck are Mandatory Financial Disclosures? Colorado’s Mandatory Financial Disclosures are comprised of three (3) Court forms, the Sworn Financial Statement (JDF 1111), Supporting Schedules (JDF 1111SS), and Certificate of Compliance (JDF 1104). These documents are required to be completed by both parties and should generally be completed within 42 days of the date of service of the Petition and must be filed with the Court.  In addition to these Court forms, there are a number of…

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navigating divorce when your child has special needs

Tips for Navigating Divorce When Your Child Has Special Needs

Even in a two-parent household, the challenges of raising a special needs child bring both joy and hardship. Add in the complexity of divorce, and it can feel really overwhelming. My hope is that this resource starts the conversation and planning around how to best take care of you and your kids while navigating divorce. I’ve seen so many families over the years thrive post-breakup once they found their groove and had a chance to heal. Some parents report they feel more refreshed and “present” now that the stress of trying to fix a “broken” relationship is off the table. You may be asking yourself questions like: Does it make sense to share custody? Will child support need to be…

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Co-Parenting during Covid

10 (New) Terms to Include in Your Co-Parenting Agreement as a Result of COVID-19 (+ Checklist!)

Since March 2020, parents across the country have been navigating co-parenting during COVID-19, as parenting challenges unseen in the modern era have forced thousands of co-parents to court on an emergency basis.  What happens when parents have different views on the precautions associated with Coronavirus? Should a parenting time schedule be adjusted if one parent is a frontline worker? What happens if one parent is immunocompromised – should they forfeit their parenting time? These are just a few questions co-parents and divorcing parents are currently facing.  While it is impossible to plan for every unknown in life, having a foundation in your shared parenting agreement now to address how you and your co-parent will handle unprecedented events, such as a…

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I was Served with a Petition for Divorce, Now What? (CO)

Your spouse has filed for divorce and you have received the initial paperwork. So, what are your next (or first) steps?  Before proceeding to your first step you must sign the Waiver and Acceptance of Service (JDF 1102(a)) and return it to your spouse. Signing this document will prevent you from being personally served by a third party (generally a process server or county sheriff who has been instructed to hand you the initial paperwork at home or even your place of employment). If you were served with the Petition by someone other than your spouse and did not receive a Waiver of Service, you can proceed directly to your first step. QUICK TIP: Signing the Waiver of Service does…

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