serving California & Colorado
serving California & Colorado
No court battles, lawyers or hidden fees
Get a 7 day trial of the DIY and DIY Pro plans with
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$99 / month
No one time payment
$199 / month
No one time payment
Includes everything from DIY PLUS Divorce Expert support:
$500 / month
For 6 months
Flat fee, payable at once
$700 / month
For 5 months
Includes everything from Divorce Plus
Flat fee, payable at once
Includes everything from Divorce Plus
* Court filing fees are not included
What help do you need?
Choose the membership option you would like above. If you choose Starter Membership, you will be asked to enter your email address. We also ask you a couple of optional questions about where you are in the divorce process to help us customize your experience. If you choose DIY, DIY Pro, Divorce Plus or Divorce with Benefits, you will be asked for your email address, personal information and payment information.
For Californians, a legal document assistant is your tour guide through divorce – they provide helpful information and prepare and process all documents required for a divorce. Our LDA’s are accessible through the DIY Pro, Divorce Plus and Divorce with Benefits membership levels. Please note, LDA’s are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice. If you need or want legal advice, you can access experienced lawyers at this link.
Using our Divorce Navigator software, DIY Divorce members follow a guided interview that generates the actual divorce forms you’ll submit to the court. The Divorce Navigator is broken down into 3 easy steps, you can stop and start as you please.
DIY Pro additionally includes the support of our Divorce Experts who will 1) answer procedural questions and guide you through the steps, and 2) file and serve ALL divorce forms – streamlining your process.
The average membership is 6 months long – it really depends on the member’s pace. Members usually keep their memberships until receiving their final judgment, just in case any issues arise before their divorce is officially filed.
Both memberships are charged as a recurring, monthly charge. You can cancel at any time by logging in and going to your account page.
DIY Pro additionally includes the support of our Divorce Experts who 1) answer procedural divorce questions and guide you through the steps, and 2) file and serve ALL divorce forms – streamlining the process for you.
Both memberships include filing, serving and processing all your divorce documents with the Court. However, with Divorce Plus, all you have to do is answer simple questions about you and your spouse, and then one of our Divorce Experts reviews and revises your divorce forms to ensure accuracy – they will lead you through the entire divorce process.
With DIY Pro, you lead the divorce and prepare your own forms by following the Divorce Navigator instructions and then answering a guided online interview that instantly populates your divorce forms.
If you’re in CA, watch this 5 minute video to get the low down (CO video coming soon).
In short, you complete a guided, online interview and then your Divorce Expert takes the lead and will review and revise all the paperwork required to get you divorced. Throughout the process, she will coordinate service (delivery) of the documents to your spouse and ensure that everything is properly processed with the court. Divorce is a process, not an event, meaning, it doesn’t happen overnight, but rest assured, we will make it as hassle-free as possible.
Yes, you can. First, you aren’t alone — we’re here when you need us. Second, we break down each stage into manageable, guided steps and provide strategy and support from start to finish. With our Divorce Navigator, you will be able to track where you are in the process and know what’s next. That said, it does require you take initiative and stay the course. If your case becomes particularly complicated or overwhelming, as a Hello Divorce member, you can purchase LFLG attorney services at discounted rates.
After helping 100s of clients through the difficulties of divorce, our founder created Hello Divorce as a way to offer real, heartfelt, strategic support in a more accessible and affordable way. Unlike most websites that offer forms or legal advice, we provide you all these options and more – from our best-in-tech DIY Divorce to access to experienced, flat fee lawyers who work within the HD platform. Additionally, other sites require spouses work through the process together – we realize that’s not always possible and that there is usually a “do-er” spouse that moves the process along. So our site only requires one spouse to do the work.
We’re about keeping you empowered while offering all the support we can.
You can cancel your DIY Divorce membership at any time by visiting the My Account page and choosing “Cancel” where DIY Divorce is listed.
While you can also cancel your Divorce Plus or Divorce with Benefits membership if you are on the installment plan, you will be required to pay for services performed and you will no longer receive the legal services associated with that membership.
Absolutely. Book a session with a lawyer at this link.
Fees to third parties are excluded from our membership price (although we are happy to facilitate payment). California’s filing fee for a divorce petition and response is ~$435; Colorado’s is ~$230, unless you qualify for a fee waiver for either state.
If you use a process server to deliver your filed documents to your spouse, you should expect an additional fee of approximately $75 – $100. Service to another state or country sometimes involves additional fees as well.
No. While both partners can sign up, the process is designed for individual journeys. That being said, we encourage both of you to work cooperatively and be transparent throughout the divorce process. If you and your spouse need assistance working out an issue, we provide access to LFLG and/or affiliate online mediators.
Yes, of course. We work to help everyone through this process.
Too often, lawyers are considered the only option for legal resolution, and most lawyers charge retainers (a deposit on services) and then bill all work on the case in tenths of an hour. If your retainer is exhausted, an additional retainer is demanded or bills become due as incurred. With a flat fee, you know exactly what the cost will be – no hidden or unpredictable fees.
Looking for help or advice now? Purchase legal services at this link – you could be talking to a lawyer today.
If you’re not sure which one is right for you, this article explains which membership would be ideal depending on the type of divorce, or you can sign up as a free Starter Member. You’ll get a free 15 minute strategy session with one of our experienced Hello Divorce professionals who will talk to you about where you are in the process, how complicated (or not) your divorce is and what your personal and financial goals are. From there, they will help you decide on the course of action that works for you.
People don’t usually think of DIY as a divorce option, but it is now through our Divorce Navigator app.
There are three main steps to divorce. Each step consists of 1) preparing the relevant forms; 2) filing them with the court; and 3) serving (i.e. delivering) them on your spouse. To prepare the forms, you’ll respond to simple, written questions in a guided online interview. When you’ve completed it, your forms will be instantly populated. If you are a DIY member, the “Div Nav” guides you through filing and serving each form with clear instructions and an interactive checklist. If you want us to file and serve the forms for you, upgrade to DIY Pro.
Additionally, if you would like attorney help for the more complicated issues or to plan your divorce strategy, we offer access to attorneys at on-demand, transparent, flat-fees.
Watch this video to learn about the CA process (CO video coming soon!).
Our starter membership is free. You do not pay unless you sign up for one of our premium memberships or purchase an a la carte legal service. You pay for a month of premium membership at the outset of that month and monthly on the same date. You can cancel DIY Divorce membership at any time. Payment is due for our a la carte legal services in order to commence services. Once you complete the check out process, you will be sent a link to an intake form and/or online scheduler.
Sure! Just purchase a flat fee service and you’ll be on your way.
A legal coach is a consulting lawyer, not full on representation, but a lawyer you can hire in increments as short as 30 minutes.
If you need legal advice like knowing what your rights are, how to protect your interests, or help forming your agreement a quick legal coaching session can be a lifesaver.
Learn more here.
Yes. All consulting, coaching and mediation services can be done by telephone or online video conferencing at times that are convenient for you. You book online and choose from day and evening options.
Yes – contested or not, there are 20+ mandatory forms you must complete for the divorce process. Our Divorce Navigator guides you through these documents with easy to understand, step by step instructions.
We also offer many resources and tools to help you strategize your best position, see where you have leverage, review tips for negotiations and court hearings and prepare your documents. If you don’t want to go the full DIY route, we offer document preparation and review or you can purchase legal coaching with an LFLG attorney.
Of course, if your divorce gets super complicated and/or you have domestic violence in your relationship, we recommend you consider using Hello Divorce only for second opinions and instead opt for full representation.
Absolutely. Not everyone follows the “perfect” path to divorce. In fact, most (ex) couples begin the divorce process even before they’ve discussed settlement terms. Even so, they still successfully decouple using Hello Divorce. Divorce is a mountain of paperwork — required whether or not you have an agreement. Use Hello Divorce to prepare and process those forms at a fraction of the cost and without inciting conflict. If you and/or your spouse end up needing a mediator to help you come to an agreement or a lawyer to help you prepare or understand a settlement offer, we’ve got your back. Ultimately, our goal is to do everything we can to facilitate a meaning of the minds.
You have two choices. You can sign up for Divorce with Benefits and use your 2 hours for mediation instead of legal coaching. Or, if you expect that you’ll have more than a couple issues to work out with your spouse, you may want to request a flat fee quote for LFLG mediation services. LFLG will respond with a quote and more information. From there you can discuss with your spouse and decide whether mediation is right for you.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we do not provide legal advice or strategy but are happy to advise you on our process and services.
The “Hello Divorce divorce” was designed by Erin Levine, a Certified Family Law Specialist who has spent the last 18 years learning the legal system and how to help people avoid the stress and costs of it. Her one goal: get lawyer results, without the lawyer costs. The Divorce Navigator is the only DIY web application that allows you to navigate the entire divorce process – start to finish.