If you are going through divorce with kids, you’ve likely been looking for ways to talk to them about what’s going on. You may have read some of the great resources and articles here on Hello Divorce about co-parenting, like How to Succeed at Raising Your Kids Together, Apart or 5 Co-Parenting Plan Resources We Love. If you have, you’ll have seen several mentions of Mighty + Bright. I adore Mighty + Bright and refer many of my clients to…Read More
Learning that your ex has sought legal help is *not* a reason to panic. They should get advice from an expert – and you should, too. The more information both parties have, the more amicable the divorce process can be.
Divorce is hard. Even a fairly amicable one. One of the first (outwardly) difficult parts includes breaking the news to those you friends and/or family members you know and love. After you’ve told your kids (if you have them), who do you tell next? At what point during the divorce process should you tell people? And how exactly do you tell people about a life change you may not be ready to discuss in detail? No two divorces are alike,…Read More
If you’ve made up your mind and there’s no alternative but divorce, talking to at least a few lawyers is always a good idea. The first consultation is usually always free, so you’ve got nothing to lose. But, you can gain a lot of information during attorney interviews if you head into the conversation armed with the right questions.
Here’s what you should plan to ask.
Divorce is often the end of the road, the result of a long and difficult struggle to save a marriage. Many of my clients have tried couples counseling, individual therapy, coaching, and other ways of working on themselves or their marriage. And I often find myself wondering, Is there anything that could have been done earlier to prevent the heartache? What can couples learn from others who have struggled in their marriage? So, I turned to an expert. Dr. Kristin…Read More
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Sainte-Exupery When it’s all over, it’s going to hit you like a ton of bricks: your divorce has been finalized. This process that has taken so much energy, surfaced so many emotions – finally, it’s done. Now what? My sincere hope is that you never have to ask yourself that question. Because the most centered, happy and confident people I’ve worked with have one thing in common: they…Read More
Set yourself up for success post-divorce with our new worksheet. We’ll help you identify a goal and think through all the steps it will take to make it a reality. Your next chapter is waiting for you – our worksheet will help you get there!Read More
In California, as of January 1, 2019, a judge may make “custody” orders regarding your pet. (AB-2274). This change in the law means that pets are no longer treated exclusively as property to be divided in divorce; they are instead treated more like people, and custody is given to the owner deemed most fit to “care” for the dog, cat or even, iguana. While both parties might equally love the pet, the judge will likely take several factors into account: Who walks the pet? Who feeds the pet? Who plays with the pet? Who most regularly takes the pet to veterinarian, trainer or to other appointments? Has one party ever harmed the pet? Has one party every been cruel to…
Today we learned that Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are planning to divorce after 25 years of marriage. My heart always sinks a little when I see news of a prominent couple getting divorced – especially when kids are involved. Yet, I also know that after 25 years of marriage, they likely did not make this decision overnight. There were probably months (if not years) of soulful, heartbreaking efforts and, in the end, they decided they would be better apart. And…Read More
I’ve been in the divorce industry for 14 years. As a lawyer, law firm owner, and now (also) as a legal tech entrepreneur who has launched Hello Divorce, the first of its kind “divorce with benefits” online platform offering on demand legal help and wellness support. I love what I do. Some might call me a proponent of divorce. I’m not. But I do believe, as my friend and colleague, Gabrielle Hartley, wrote about in her new book, some people…Read More