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5 Ways Smart People Succeed During Divorce

You just found out you’re getting divorced. Your mind is running 1,000 miles an hour. Will the kids be OK? Will I have enough money? Where am I going to live? I understand. I’ve been there, too. As a divorce lawyer and divorced father of two, I know this time is full of uncertainty. That’s why I wrote my bestselling book, I Just Want This Done: How Smart, Successful People Get Divorced Without Losing Their Kids, Money, and Minds.  Like

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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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Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Divorce

10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Divorce

After 16 years in the divorce industry, I’ve seen firsthand how mistakes in the divorce process can lead to a bad outcome. I don’t want that for you. That’s why I’m sharing exactly what to do to avoid making a move that could impact your economic well-being. Some of these you may have heard before (although it’s good to be reminded), but lots are even more important in light of COVID-19. Mistake 1: Ignoring your credit If all your credit

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Webinar Replay: How to Save Time, Money & (more) Heartache With an Easy Online California Divorce

The market is flooded with self-help divorce platforms. Some of them help you to prepare your divorce forms. But how many of these websites are equipped to handle a question about your legal rights and/or step in and mediate when you and your spouse are having trouble coming to an agreement on key issues? And what happens if a judge ‘rejects’ your divorce agreement?  That’s where we come in. Forget everything you know about the divorce industry Hello Divorce is

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Avoiding a Nightmare Divorce: Five Tips to Foster a Peaceful Divorce

We view divorce as an event. As if one day you announce, “I’m getting a divorce,” and the next day, your marriage is over. The truth is, it’s a journey. It’s a process. It’s a method by which you transition out of your marriage and re-prioritize your relationships, especially your relationship with yourself. Sometimes, there is still love. Sometimes, the love has long been extinguished. But one thing is certain. Hardly anyone leaves their marriage hoping for a nightmarish, high

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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 of

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struggling financially after divorce

Seven Steps You Can Take Right Now to Prevent Struggling Financially After Divorce

As a certified divorce financial planner and certified financial planner in California for eight years, I’ve helped thousands of people get their accounts to prevent struggling financially after divorce. I know that right now, so much is happening in your life, you may not have given much thought to getting your divorce financial picture under control. Plain and simple: Your financial situation is likely to change dramatically, both during and after divorce.  There are joint accounts to be closed. Property

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To Finalize Your California Divorce, You’ll Need to Make Decisions on Property, Custody, and Support

In order to finalize your divorce, you’re going to need to come to agreement with your ex on a few key things. Decisions will need to be made about dividing property and debt, child custody, and child/spousal support—and you’ll both be better off if you can make these decisions yourselves, without the court intervening. It might feel right now like you and your soon-to-be ex can’t agree on anything. But if you want that final decree of divorce, you’ll need

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Expert Tips for Negotiating Spousal Support

There are probably a million things you would rather be doing than negotiating spousal support with your ex. We get it. It can be such a hot button issue. To help you get through it, we reached out to industry experts for their best tips. Read this article for tips to help you start the conversation on solid footing. Understand how support is calculated Some states have formulas that must be used to calculate spousal support (during the divorce proceedings

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Legal Help for your Divorce

Choosing the Right Legal Help for Your Divorce

While Hello Divorce is less than a couple years old, I have been a practicing family law attorney for over a decade at Levine Family Law Group. A couple weeks ago a client came in for a second opinion. He had hired a lawyer 6 weeks prior and wasn’t even sure if his legal team had filed a petition to divorce, and couldn’t get a straight answer from anyone in his attorney’s office about the status of his case. Honestly,

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