We Researched the History of Divorce and You’ll Never Believe What We Found

We can’t (positively) change the future of divorce without understanding its past. So we set out to learn more about the history of divorce. Throughout history, laws surrounding marriage and divorce have morphed dramatically. From the 1500s when divorce wasn’t allowed (although in certain circumstances, like the inability to bear a child, an annulment through  Ex the church could be entertained), to nowadays where “divorce parties” have become almost as prevalent as engagement parties, the way society views divorce has…

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DIY your divorce

There’s a Right Way to DIY Your Divorce and Here’s How

Before I founded Hello Divorce, I was terrified of “DIY” law. I didn’t actually believe that it was a good option for most people. I was scared they’d get stuck in the process or unknowingly make impactful mistakes. But the more stats I researched, the more I learned just how many people do it on their own and don’t go to trial. Did you know in over 75% of divorces, at least one spouse is self-represented? It’s true! So I…

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Should you hire a divorce lawyer? Hello Divorce

Skip the Divorce Lawyer? Not if You Have One of These 8 Issues

If you’ve made the decision to end your marriage, chances are there are countless questions running through your mind: Who will keep the house? How will custody work? How will you split up your assets? And, perhaps one of the biggest questions of all, should you hire a divorce lawyer? The choice to “lawyer up” during divorce can be a very complex decision. Here we will break down some of the best – and worst – reasons to consider hiring…

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18 Lessons We Learned from Divorce Court’s Judge Lynn

Recently, Hello Divorce founder and CEO, Erin Levine, sat down with Judge Lynn Toler of Divorce Court fame. Since she stepped down from the Divorce Court bench, Judge Lynn has endeared herself to her over half a million social media followers with her wit, charisma, and practical relationship advice. Judge Lynn and Erin’s conversation ranged from whether or not “having your day in court” is important to get over a cheater (and everywhere in between). Here we breakdown some of…

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Our Best Divorce Stories of 2020: You Need to Read to Believe

As the founder of an award-winning online divorce platform that has helped thousands of people navigate the legal system, I have seen my fair share of crazy divorces! From dog ‘support’ to sex tapes, here are five of the wildest divorce stories we’ve seen (names changed for privacy).  *note: All ex-couples approved this post. I Do, I Don’t, I’m Confused Jenna signed up to use Hello Divorce to end her marriage to Mike. All was well until halfway through the…

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New Years Intentions

A Single Gals Guide to Setting New Year’s Intentions in 2021

While coronavirus is ranging on with no near end in sight, most of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed (at best) and unhinged. With emotions as heightened as they are, and social distancing back in the picture, it’s no wonder divorce rates are up. Spending loads of time with your spouse is hard on any marriage — but when you’ve already had a conflict and the core issues remain unresolved, divorce can be a positive decision for lots of people.…

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Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Divorce

10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Divorce (2021)

If January is the month that you’ve decided to start your divorce, you aren’t alone. January is usually dubbed the “divorce month” since so many people end the year with clarity about whether or not they want to stay in a relationship.  If you and/or your spouse have decided to split, it’s a good time to review helpful resources and tips so that you are feeling prepared as you begin the legal process. After 15 years in the divorce industry,…

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Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist

The Ultimate Settlement Agreement Checklist: 30+ Terms You Must Consider for Your Divorce

Maybe you have finished the first couple of divorce steps and you and your spouse are just beginning to discuss how you’ll divide up bank accounts or whether or not you will pay support. Or, maybe you don’t like uncertainty and are negotiating with your spouse NOW (before you file paperwork) so there’s an agreement in place when that initial petition is signed. Regardless of where you are in the divorce process, this download is for YOU. Make sure you…

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Beginners guide to divorce mediation

A Beginners Guide to Divorce Mediation: Everything You Need to Know

I want to protect my interests but I don’t want a long, messy and expensive divorce. Does this resonate with you? Probably. Contrary to popular belief, most people do not want to battle it out in divorce court or ‘lawyer up’ and let an attorney or judge call the shots about who gets what or where your kids live.  But what happens when you’ve been married for a solid amount of time and you’ve acquired property along the way? Or one of…

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12 Self-Care Gifts So Good, You’ll Want to Keep Them for Yourself This Holiday Season

This is supposed to be a season of happiness and joy. More often than not, however, and particularly this year, the stress and overwhelm that come along with the holidays are amplified.  With the focus on others during the holidays, it’s easy to forget to care for yourself, some might even feel guilty at the thought of prioritizing themselves –  DO NOT do yourself wrong.  Self-care is essential for your growth, it strengthens your foundation, improving your ability to be…

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