Hello Divorce

It’s not a misspelling. It’s actually a meaningful acronym: Family Advocacy is Your Responsibility, or Fayr, a new(ish) co-parenting app that has quickly become my favorite to recommend – and it will be yours soon, too, if you’re looking for a thoughtfully designed co-parenting tool. Michael Daniels created Fayr to manage his own co-parenting relationship. After he and his wife divorced, he found himself spending more time tracking paperwork, daily logs and receipts –…
There are probably a million (or more) things you would rather be doing instead of negotiating a divorce deal with your ex. I get it. Especially when it comes to spousal support – such a hot button issue. So, I reached out to industry experts to get the best tips for how to discuss spousal support, to help you start the conversation on the most solid footing possible. Temporary vs Permanent Support “Some states have…
NEW! Our Divorce Navigator is LIVE! Complete and print official versions of California’s 20+ mandatory forms through our new app. Get access via your DIY Divorce subscription, and save $50 off your first month with code DIVNAV50. (Read more here.) For 10 years I have owned and operated a boutique family law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every month, without fail, we receive one or two requests from people who used a…
New “Divorce Navigator” Generates All 20+ Mandatory California Divorce Forms April 30, 2019, Oakland, CA – The cost of starting your next chapter in California got a lot easier and a lot more affordable today thanks to Hello Divorce, with the launch of the Divorce Navigator. The new, first-of-its kind application empowers those going through divorce to complete the 20+ forms required for California divorce in plain language, on their own – without having…
Hello Divorce is highlighted in this article in Above the Law, about how DIY services are filling the gap when it comes to affordable legal help. But, as the article notes, not all DIY is created equally – for a complex issue like divorce, a hybrid model like Hello Divorce, which offers DIY tools and support alongside transparent, flat-rate legal help on demand, from a vetted attorney – is a much wiser option. “Existing DIY…
If you are going through divorce with kids, you’ve likely been looking for ways to talk to them about what’s going on. You may have read some of the great resources and articles here on Hello Divorce about co-parenting, like How to Succeed at Raising Your Kids Together, Apart or 5 Co-Parenting Plan Resources We Love. If you have, you’ll have seen several mentions of Mighty + Bright. I adore Mighty + Bright…
We’ve ALL been there… Something happens that just throws off our day/week/month and suddenly everything feels unmanageable and we wonder how we’ve found ourselves feeling like this, yet again. This, my friends, means it might be time to throw yourself a pity party. I know: this might sound weird, but hear me out! For so long, the term “pity party” has been used as a way to mock someone who is being overly dramatic in…
In this article for SheKnows, CEO Erin Levine shares insights about how the courts view child custody issues. “Many people think the courts favor mothers over fathers in custody determinations simply on the basis of their gender or because of the outdated ‘tender years doctrine’. …this is changing, and you will likely begin to see more and more fathers taking on a stronger caretaking role, especially after a divorce.”   Read More The post What Moms
Divorce is hard. Even a fairly amicable one. One of the first (outwardly) difficult parts includes breaking the news to those you friends and/or family members you know and love. After you’ve told your kids (if you have them), who do you tell next? At what point during the divorce process should you tell people? And how exactly do you tell people about a life change you may not be ready to discuss in detail?…
In 2015, the Legal Technology Resource Center launched their Women of Legal Tech initiative with a list of innovators and leaders in legal technology. Today that list  includes 100 talented and influential women leaders – including Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine. “I became involved in legal design to find a solution that did not yet exist to the divorce law access to justice problem. I wanted to build a legal platform that provided affordable—but meaningful—assistance to the…