5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer

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.

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Q&A: Dr. Kristin Davin, Psy.D. on The Top 3 Reasons Couples Seek Counseling (and Her Best Free Advice to Go With It)

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…

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Crush Your Post-Divorce Goals With These Helpful Tools

“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…

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New CA Law in 2019: The Judge Can Now Decide Who Gets Fido

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…

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Jeff Bezos is getting divorced. Here’s how Hello Divorce can help him (and you).

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…

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How to Calm Your Divorce Overwhelm in 6 Steps

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…

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At Hello Divorce, We’re Entering Our Next Chapter

About two years ago, I set out on a mission to change the culture of divorce. I created Hello Divorce to make the process more transparent, more informative, more affordable, and less stressful – before, during and after a divorce becomes final. I wanted to provide access to tools and resources that were actually helpful, and actionable. And I wanted people like you to be able to access help from my stellar team of lawyers who will always have your back, if…

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Q&A with Jill Smokler, Founder of ‘Scary Mommy,’ on Life After Divorce

I know so many of you will relate with the story of how I initially found Scary Mommy. It was just after I had my first baby and I was up for maybe the 5th time in one night, mindlessly typing into Google every search term I could think of for “why won’t my baby sleep?”’ And, bam – I found Scary Mommy. For the first time since I had learned that I was pregnant, I felt all that self-judgment…

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Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce

While Hello Divorce is less than a couple years old, I have been a practicing family law attorney for over a decade at Levine Family Law Group. A couple weeks ago a client came in for a second opinion. He had hired a lawyer 6 weeks prior and wasn’t even sure if his legal team had filed a petition to divorce, and couldn’t get a straight answer from anyone in his attorney’s office about the status of his case. Honestly,…

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