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Who Can Help With My Divorce?

Divorce is a life-changing process that requires significant time, thought, and planning. DIY divorce helps you divorce your way, but you should not try to go through it entirely on your own. Spending a little time and money on help when you really need it is worthwhile. Fortunately, there is a lot of help available—and much of it is affordable. Here, we list out all the main “helpers” involved in a divorce. From making smart decisions to dealing with ongoing

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Webinar Replay: How to Turn a Complicated Breakup into a Win-Win Divorce with Mediation

Never miss another webinar—sign up for our emails! Do you feel like the only way to get the resolution you want in your divorce is to lawyer up? That’s one of the most common misconceptions about divorce. You can actually get more of what you want, with far less expense and conflict, with mediation. If you have issues to resolve or complicated emotions to work through with your ex, you can get through your divorce without letting it take you

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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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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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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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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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10 Benefits of Hiring a Non-Attorney Divorce Mediator

Let me start off by saying, “Thank God for lawyers.” People in the legal profession do amazingly complex work and often make it look easy. Am I the only one who’s super grateful for them? Now that you know I don’t hate lawyers, let me tell you why you should consider hiring a divorce mediator who is not an attorney. The family law structure in this country is super complex. It’s managed to make a tragic situation — the death

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Guest Blog: Online Mediation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Online mediation has gained popularity in recent years as a dispute resolution process that utilizes online video conferencing platforms. Parties and a neutral mediator “meet”  for remote sessions. Online mediation brings traditional mediation services to the comfort of home. During the current COVID-19 crisis, online mediation has helped parties resolve their divorces safely and without delay. Let’s explore the benefits of online mediation. Social distancing is built-in. National, state, and local governmental authorities have mandated social distancing to limit the

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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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Five Ways to Get Your Divorce “Unstuck”

OK, so you feel totally stuck. All you want is closure, yet your divorce is lingering on and on. You’ve tried everything. You’ve tried nothing. You don’t have any clue what to do next. You have a list so long, you don’t know where to start. Relate to any of this? First things first: Are you really stuck? It seems that everywhere we look, divorce is seen as an “event.” The truth is, it’s a process. It takes time, emotionally

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