motherhood

12 Helpful Resources for Divorced Moms

We see you, moms. You’re doing it all: caring for the kids, balancing schedules, keeping up your home, paying the bills, and (hopefully) making time to rest and recharge so you can wake up tomorrow and do it all over again. This Mother’s Day, we present you with a list of hand-picked resources for single and divorcing or divorced mothers. We hope one or more of these resources will help you smile, relax, and stop stressing so much. Just remember:

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decode your ex

Deciphering the True Meaning Behind Your Ex’s Words

You know your spouse better than anyone—especially if you’re going through a divorce. And while a divorce really brings out one’s true colors, it can also make one’s bark far louder and more threatening than their bite. What your ex says does not necessarily translate into what they truly mean.  To help you decipher common threats or reactions, we’ve listed them out along with the more likely reason your ex might say this—and how to respond. While these suggestions won’t

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coparenting finances

5 Ways to Ease the Transition into Co-Parenting

So, you’ve taken a step forward toward divorce. We know this is a challenging time. But it’s also a very hopeful one—you can see a better future ahead for both you and your children. You and your ex now have the opportunity to create a more positive, productive home life for your children. As stressful as divorce can be, it’s also like a reset button. After the dust settles, you have a renewed sense of dignity and better-focused parenting goals. 

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divorce myths

Common Myths About Divorce Debunked

Part of making smarter decisions when it comes to your divorce is knowing what’s fact and what’s not. And unfortunately, these days it sometimes feels like we are living in the age of (mis)information. We hear divorce myths all the time in mediation sessions and client phone calls and what really frustrates us is that we often see them falsely reported in the media. Some are wacky rumors and other “facts” are widely-held assumptions. And what makes matters worse is

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solutions to common divorce problems

12 Little-Known Solutions to the Most Common Divorce “Problems”

After 16 years of helping people with divorce, I have a good sense of what is wrong with the divorce industry. At the top of the list is a lack of transparency for how it all works. This is partially brought on by the culture of lawyers hiding behind a fortress of information. Some attorneys fear you won’t need them if they give you answers. Even well-intentioned subject matter experts (i.e., divorce lawyers) often fail to provide a solution that

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communication breakdown keeping your divorce amicable

Communication Breakdown? Our ‘Go-To’ Mediation Expert Shares the Secret to Keeping Your Divorce Amicable (Your Kids Will Thank You!)

In my work as a mediator, I’ve yet to hear a client tell me they want their kids involved in their divorce. However, when divorcing parents avoid talking about what needs talking about, the outstanding issues lead to future conversations that are more challenging than they need to be, more complicated than they need to be, and more likely to affect the kids. “I don’t want to stir the pot. I’d prefer to keep things calm,” a client recently told

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lessons from divorce judge lynn

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 half-million+ social media followers with her wit, charisma, and practical relationship advice. Judge Lynn and Erin’s conversation ranged from whether “having your day in court” is important to how to get over a cheater—and many topics in between. Here, we break down some of Judge Lynn’s

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Parenting during Covid

Covid-19 and Co-parenting: 10 Terms to Add to Your Divorce Agreement

In March 2020, divorced parents across the country found themselves navigating co-parenting amidst a pandemic. As a result, parenting challenges previously unseen in the modern era forced thousands of co-parents to court on an emergency basis. New questions emerged. What happens when parents have different views on the precautions associated with coronavirus? Should a parenting time schedule be adjusted if one parent works on the frontline? Should an immunocompromised parent forfeit their parenting time? These are just a few questions

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Relationship Trauma From Victim to Victor

Break Up, Break Through, Break Free: How to Transition from Victim to Victor after Relationship Trauma

When we made the decision earlier this year to expand our online divorce software and services into Utah, we knew we couldn’t do it alone. While it’s in our wheelhouse to automate the legal process and make it accessible to everyone,  ‘the law’ is just one piece of a much bigger puzzle. To truly support our community of self-represented folks navigating divorce – we would need a village. We first reached out to locals Tiffany Denny and Kierstyn Franklin, Founders

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coronavirus & divorce in Colorado

Will Coronavirus / COVID-19 Affect My CO Divorce?

Coronavirus / COVID-19 has taken over for months now, and while a lot of things have been put on hold, your divorce doesn’t have to be one of them – in fact, here are reasons why it shouldn’t be. There are a lot of questions about how Coronavirus / COVID-19 could affect your divorce process, which is why I’m here with this Q&A about how to prepare yourself if and when COVID does impact your divorce: I’m quarantined due to

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