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Webinar Replay: 10 Common Divorce Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

At Hello Divorce, one of the most common questions we’re asked is “What are the most common mistakes you see people make with their divorce, and how can I avoid making them?” So, we turned the answers into a webinar so everyone could access the answers. If you missed CEO Erin Levine’s live webinars, it’s not too late to watch! You can still learn the 10 most common divorce mistakes and our advice for avoiding them, in the recording below.…

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Q&A: Sue Talia, National Limited Scope Representation Advocate

Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine recently had the privilege of speaking with M. Sue Talia, an early advocate for unbundled legal services. Her pioneering efforts helped make flat fee legal services a reality, in spite of significant pushback from big city Bar Associations. Activists like Ms. Talia made our work at Hello Divorce possible, giving you access to our library of DIY resources, which can be paired with flat rate legal assistance when you need it – allowing you to…

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What Are the Tools in Your Emotional First-Aid Kit?

From the emotional impact of world events to the big and small life stressors of the everyday, I (and so many people I know) seem to have had it particularly rough lately. At times, it has felt like these stressors converged all at once, and that none of my own daily self-care routines felt sufficient to support me through the challenges of those days and weeks. So that’s when I turned to my emotional first aid kit. What’s an emotional…

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The Risky Business of Living Outside the (Marriage) Box

By Stan Sarkisov and Erin Levine Originally published in the September 2017 issue of San Francisco Attorney, by the Bar Association of San Francisco It’s not just your parents—California wants to see you settled down and married. The state’s laws incentivize marriage and offer hundreds of statutes that confer protection on married persons ranging from spousal support after separation, community property rights (and other laws that presume property acquired during marriage is a joint asset)  to tax perks such as the…

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6 Ways Divorce Legal Professionals Can Shift the “Divorce Corp” Mentality to Provide a Positive Client Experience

We as divorce professionals balance two very important ‘obligations’ – that to our families, to help financially support them – and to our clients, to assist them through a challenging transitionary period in their lives – in the most efficient, compassionate and least disruptive way. While many of us would like to change the divorce paradigm and legal process itself – that certainly isn’t going to happen overnight and we’ve yet to find real, meaningful solutions that improve the status…

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The Top 5 Reasons Being a Parent Made Me a Better Divorce Lawyer

Ever want to punch a (non parent) colleague in the face when they tell you they’re tired having gone out the night before and had to be at work at 9:00 (?!) the next morning? Right, me too. I mean figuratively, of course. I think. Yet all those late nights, frustrating sleep training activities, juggling client calls with sick babies and buying presents for (another) birthday party does have its perks. Maybe not in the moment but it’s certainly (and…

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Understanding the California Divorce Process, In Four Steps

There’s no way to sugar coat it: divorce is complicated. Lawyers, paperwork, timelines, legalese and emotions running on high are a recipe for confusion and frayed nerves. Not to mention the expense: the average cost of divorce in California, per person, is $17,500. And it all feels so complicated. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to simplify the process so you knew exactly how the system worked without having to hire an expensive lawyer on retainer, and…

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Breaking the ‘D’ News to Friends and Family: Helping Them Help You

Depending on your divorce, it is possible that you have embarked on one of the most difficult emotional journeys of your life. While you know that you’ll come out just fine on the other side, getting to that finish line can take a toll. Remember: you don’t have to do this alone. You are surrounded by people in your life who care and want to be there for you. As you share your news with those closest to you, you’re…

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Hello Divorce CEO Recognized by Super Lawyers for 4th Year in a Row

Hello Divorce CEO Recognized by Super Lawyers for 4th Year in a Row Outside-the-Box Selection Highlights Innovative Online Tool for Divorce Emeryvile, CA, July 24, 2017 – Erin Levine has been recognized by Super Lawyers, a selective nationwide rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Levine is the founder and CEO of the Emeryville-based Levine Family Law Group, and was named a ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Star’ for the 4th year in a row by the…

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What Makes Hello Divorce Different From Online Document Preparers and Form Generating Software?

SPOILER: We are lawyers. They are not. Who needs a $400 per hour divorce lawyer on retainer who will bill you for every 3 1/2 minutes? Not everyone has the money, wants to hand over their checkbook or needs the assistance of traditional, one size-fits-all full legal representation. That’s why other options have popped up across the internet. Enter Hello Divorce. We founded Hello Divorce because we love people, like problem solving and wanted to offer a cost-effective, high quality…

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