Marriage Story Best Picture Nominee

Marriage Story: Best Picture Nominee, But is it an Accurate Portrayal of Divorce?

Legally speaking: just how “real” is Marriage Story, anyway? This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Netflix film Marriage Story Best Picture nominee. But, as you’ll gather from the press, the clips and everything surrounding the movie: Marriage Story is actually not about marriage—unless you think divorce an inevitable part of marriage (ahem…it’s not).   Marriage Story is not just anyone’s story. It’s the story of the film’s director, Noah Baumbach. And it’s not just any divorce story—it’s…

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Dear Divorce Lawyer: The Hard Truth on How and When to Communicate with Your Lawyer

Understanding when to communicate with your lawyer can save your divorce case time and money. You know that advice your best friend gave you about writing a scathing note to your ex when you are fuming about something they said or did? They probably advised you to write down everything you want to tell your ex. Get everything out. Say every mean thing you’ve ever wanted to say. Then, when you’re done — delete it. Or send it to yourself. It’s not worth sending it to your ex when you are upset. Pick your battles. Communicate when you’re calm. Anything you say can be used against you when you are going through a divorce. So, be mindful. Well, it’s sort…

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New Year, New Podcast: Tune in to the Hello Divorce Podcast today!

The Hello Divorce Podcast: good advice, on demand. When you’re lacing up your shoes for your next run, walk, or a trip to the mailbox, make sure to grab your earbuds – because I’ve started a brand-new podcast!  Why? Well, I’m already in your inbox with tips and advice weekly (sign up here!), I’m in your social media feed on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, and you can take advantage of a free 15-minute call with me or a member…

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Hello Divorce Highlights

Goodbye, 2019: A few Hello Divorce Highlights (…But the Best is Yet to Come)

I know we’re all saying it right now, but man – that went by quick. As I wrapped up my final tasks today, I took a few minutes to reflect on what an incredible, fortunate year we’ve had. 2019 brought us so many opportunities, and so many chances to help new clients navigate their way to their next chapter. I’m so proud of the work my team and I have accomplished this year, and of the number of people we’ve…

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Positive Vibes Tear-Sheet

Download our “Positive Affirmations” Tear-Sheet & take what you need – when you need it. So life is a bit challenging these days. We get it.   & while it’s tough now, it’s good to remember: You’ve survived 100% of your bad days (and you’ll survive this too – thriving in no time!) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NOW Want some additional inspiration?? Check out our “Lifestyle” section!   

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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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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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