coronavirus & divorce

Will Coronavirus / COVID-19 Affect My Divorce?

Coronavirus / COVID-19 is on all of our minds. We’re following CDC guidance; we’re washing our hands, we’re sanitizing the surfaces we touch, stocking up on disinfectant, and hoarding toilet paper. (Why toilet paper? Why??)  What you might not be thinking about (yet) is how coronavirus could impact your divorce process. Which is why I’m here with this Q&A about how to prepare yourself if and when the time comes that coronavirus does start to impact your divorce:  I’m quarantined…

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10 Times My Divorce Clients Got It So Right

After 15 years in the divorce industry, I’ve heard it all. But these 10 quotes (as overheard from clients) sum up divorce in the best way possible. I’ve been in the divorce industry for a long time. 15 years. First (and currently) as the managing attorney of Levine Family Law Group, and now as the CEO and Founder of legal technology and services company, Hello Divorce. Over the years, I have overheard clients and their spouse’s talk about everything from parenting schedules and…

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‘Get’ What? Ending a Jewish Marriage Is More Than a Civil Issue

As a woman who is observant and has led a somewhat observant lifestyle (except for a crab or lobster roll here and there), divorce presented an interesting hiccup. You see, to end a Jewish marriage, it takes a lot more than lawyers, a judge and a final divorce decree to declare your divorce is final. It involves uncoupling in the eyes of G-d via a get, or a divorce document, handed to the woman by the man in front of…

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Anticipating (or in) a Bitter Divorce? Let’s fix that with a Valentine’s Day Gift You Can Actually Use 

Recently, I felt my heart ache as I listened to a new client describe her ongoing divorce. The kind of bitter, awful, gut-wrenching divorce that I wish never existed. The hardest part for me was knowing that so many of her stresses (and costs) could have been avoided had she started her process with Hello Divorce. Not to say that we’ve got some magic wand that can change what her ex did and continues to do – but at least…

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Divorce a narcissist

How to Divorce a Narcissist – and Win

Are you divorcing a narcissist and afraid you’re not going to win? I hate to say it but….you should be. Why? Because dirty tricks, scamming, lying, pressuring, and even stalking and manipulating are not beneath them. But, there are ways to actually beat them at their own game.   So before we dive into what to do about that narcissist in a divorce, let me just give you a few highlights of the kinds of tricks and manipulations that they try…

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Divorce + marital status discrimination

Divorce & Marital Status Discrimination: Understanding Your Workplace Rights

Changing your marital status is a complex endeavor. Whether you are getting married, going through a divorce, or re-marrying, the last thing you want to worry about is your marital status being held against you at work. It’s important to understand your rights and to know when your employer may be violating them. The following guide explains what marital status discrimination is, what it looks like, and where it is unlawful. What is marital status discrimination? As its name suggests,…

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They tried to take custody of my son because I came out as gay. Here’s how I won.

We all get married for different reasons. For me, it was a rite of passage. I grew up knowing that one day I’d marry a man, live in a house with a white picket fence, a dog, a cat and 2.5 children. I worked hard to fit into that mold. And, I did. I married a man, we had a son together, and we stayed married for 13 years.  I put on a good show and a happy face and…

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Is Your Toxic Ex Really That Toxic? Maybe it’s Time to Reshape the Narrative 

When you see or talk to your ex (or soon-to-be-ex), do you have a strong emotional reaction? Are you constantly reminded of the ways they hurt you? Do thoughts of your “toxic ex” fill you with rage such that you want to fire off mean or snarky texts, or stare them down at your child’s basketball game?  Or, are you excited and anxious to not have to “put up with” them any more?   Are you sick and tired of being…

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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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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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You can still get a divorce, even with court closures. Here’s how.
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