Want to Stay out of Divorce Court? You Need to Read This First

This article is not “How to Avoid Getting a Divorce.” I’m not a relationship expert and I’d never be so bold as to say I know how to save a marriage. Rather, this post is for you if divorce is in the cards and you want to do everything possible to keep the cost and conflict in check. In other words, you don’t want to pay  (on average) $27,000 to hire a divorce lawyer or air all of your dirty…

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Ashley Simpo Interview Hello Divorce

Q&A: Ashley Simpo on Co-mothering, Journaling and Goal Setting

A couple of weeks ago I came across an article about two best friends living in NYC who were struggling to find affordable housing—and realized the best option was to move in together with their kids to save money. How awesome is that? Turns out, one of these trailblazers is Ashley Simpo, the author of one of my favorite book recommendations, “A Kids Book About Divorce.” I got curious and I pseudo stalked her online. What I found was that…

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Co-parenting During COVID-19

How to Co-parent During the Coronavirus Pandemic Without Losing Your Mind

But if you lose it here and there, we aren’t going to judge (we’ve all been there!) 5 months and counting. Ahhh, life during a pandemic. The coronavirus has really shaken up the way we live, work, travel, shop, socialize, and educate. Just when we thought we had started to adjust to this new “normal,” something else comes up — like the decision made by many school districts across the country to not open schools for in-person classes this fall. …

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Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

Although going through a divorce is going to be difficult for every member of your family, it is very common for your kids to take the news the hardest and to need the most time to come to grips with the reality of what is happening. While there is likely nothing that you can do to make things seem totally ‘okay’ or ‘normal’ during a divorce, there are strategies you can use when explaining the situation to your children to…

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Co-parenting through divorce

How to Co-Parent on the Same Team

I think it’s safe to say that no one arrives in a blended family as their first choice. A marriage didn’t go according to plan and the redirect happened. For me, my first marriage ended quite abruptly (from my side, at least). And while there were layers of pain and grief that went into the decision to divorce, I know now it was the right one for us. It was far from what I wanted in the beginning, but years…

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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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2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide

Your 2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Rise Above the Holiday Stress Mess 

We are supposed to enjoy the holidays. And usually, we do. Or, at least some of the time. But when you are divorcing in December, sometimes the holidays feel completely overwhelming. For weeks you are distracted with holiday planning, shopping, school events and work deadlines. Then all of a sudden, EVERYTHING hits you like a ton of bricks. We get it – Which is exactly why we turned to our friends who have survived divorce-related-holiday-overwhelm to bring you our 2019…

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Cheapest Divorce Hello Divorce

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…

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struggling financially after divorce

7 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 in order to prevent struggling financially after divorce. I know that right now, there is so much going on in your life, you may not have given much thought to getting your divorce financial picture under control. But, plain and simple: your financial situation is likely going to change dramatically, both during and after divorce.  There are…

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I Didn’t See it Coming. But I’ve Moved On, and You Can, Too.

I didn’t see it coming. I thought we were a happy couple. We were together over 20 years; we were best friends, we shared everything. We laughed, we made plans for the future. And then I was blindsided. There were (and still are) so many unanswered questions. What did I do wrong? When did he stop loving me? Is there someone else?  Time stood still. The days felt endless and the nights were worse. Going to bed alone, I never…

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