2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide

Your 2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Rise Above the Holiday Stress Mess 

We are supposed to enjoy the holidays. And usually, we do. Or, at least some of the time. But when you are divorcing in December, sometimes the holidays feel completely overwhelming. For weeks you are distracted with holiday planning, shopping, school events and work deadlines. Then all of a sudden, EVERYTHING hits you like a ton of bricks. We get it – Which is exactly why we turned to our friends who have survived divorce-related-holiday-overwhelm to bring you our 2019…

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Getting the Cheapest Divorce Possible: My Best Advice

“How can I get the cheapest divorce possible?”  I get a lot of questions about how to get the cheapest divorce possible. And for good reason: the average cost of divorce in California is $27,000 – per person. That’s insane. At Hello Divorce, we’re proud that we’ve managed to lower the average cost of divorce for our users to just $1,500. We’ve done that by speeding up the paperwork process through our Divorce Navigator app, which helps you complete all…

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Can I still get a divorce this year?

It’s November. Can I still get a divorce this year?

Q: “It’s November. Can I still get a divorce this year? If not, is there anything I can do to formally separate our property, earnings and accounts to prepare to start fresh in the New Year?” A: If you haven’t already begun the divorce process, you won’t be able to get divorced this calendar year due to California’s 6-month waiting period. BUT, there are plenty of things you can do now to get a head start on your fresh start in the New Year. WATCH: Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine explains your options if you want to divorce in California by the end of this calendar year:  If your divorce was recently filed:  If the 6-month waiting period won’t…

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California divorce meditation

Meditations and Mantras to Help You Stay Positive During Divorce

Even 15 years in, there are so many times that my clients taught me valuable lessons that I have taken to heart. And I want to share a few of those with you. These are quotes I love, stories that inspire and mantras you can repeat to yourself when you need a pick-me-up (or a reminder that your divorce is where you are, not who you are).

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California divorce meditation

California Divorce: Meditations to Help You Stay Positive

Whether you’re outside or inside California, divorce meditations like these can help you stay focused on what matters. I’ve been a practicing divorce lawyer for 15 years. I’ve helped couples dissolve marriages that neither party wanted to continue. I’ve helped individuals going through divorce who were blindsided and never saw it coming, and I’ve helped people find the right words to tell their partner they want to separate. I’ve seen and learned a lot, and I have channeled all of…

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quotes about divorce

The 15 Most Relatable Divorce Quotes Ever

Well, I’d say these 10 quotes about divorce pretty much sum it all up. I’ve been in the divorce industry for a long time. 15 years. First (and currently) as the managing attorney of Levine Family Law Group, and now as the CEO and Founder of Hello Divorce. Over the years, I have overheard clients and their spouse’s talk about everything from parenting schedules and equalization payments to reimbursements for funds spent on hookers and drugs. But every so often,…

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practical co-parenting

The Mindful Divorce: One (Ex) Couple Shares Practical Advice on Co-Parenting and Maintaining a Meaningful Relationship

(Spoiler alert: Co-parenting takes work. But, it really can work for you, and for your kids.) Sometimes, the most extraordinary people walk into my office. Emily came to me in 2011 for help when she and her husband, Juan, had decided to divorce. They had been married for seven years and realized that their relationship had shifted. After a long and hard-thought process, they decided that divorce would be the best option for them and for their two-year-old daughter, Clara*.…

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To Finalize Your Divorce, You’ll Need to Make Decisions on These 3 Things

I’m going to give it to you straight: in order to finalize your divorce, you’re going to need to come to agreement with your ex on a few key things. Decisions will need to be made about dividing property and debt, child custody, and child/spousal support – and you’ll both be better off if you can make these decisions yourselves without the court intervening. I know, I know: it might feel right now like you and your ex can’t agree…

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