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We can’t (positively) change the future of divorce without understanding its past. So we set out to learn more about the history of divorce. Throughout history, laws surrounding marriage and divorce have morphed dramatically. From the 1500s when divorce wasn’t allowed (although in certain circumstances, like the inability to bear a child, an annulment through  Ex the church could be entertained), to nowadays where “divorce parties” have become almost as prevalent as engagement parties, the…
Before I founded Hello Divorce, I was terrified of “DIY” law. I didn’t actually believe that it was a good option for most people. I was scared they’d get stuck in the process or unknowingly make impactful mistakes. But the more stats I researched, the more I learned just how many people do it on their own and don’t go to trial. Did you know in over 75% of divorces, at least one spouse…
If you’ve made the decision to end your marriage, chances are there are countless questions running through your mind: Who will keep the house? How will custody work? How will you split up your assets? And, perhaps one of the biggest questions of all, should you hire a divorce lawyer? The choice to “lawyer up” during divorce can be a very complex decision. Here we will break down some of the best – and worst…
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 over half a million social media followers with her wit, charisma and practical relationship advice. Judge Lynn and Erin’s conversation ranged from whether or not “having your day in court” is important to getting over a cheater (and everywhere in between).…
A recent article in Law.com discusses the need for ingenuity in the legal field to include more options – like Hello Divorce – for consumers: “For example, we need new TurboTax-like tools for legal services—like East Bay lawyer Erin Levine’s Hello Divorce platform, where consumers can pay a monthly subscription to access guided, do-it-yourself tools with support from legal document preparers or lawyers where needed. Such tools are starting to emerge, but they are too…
In an article published on My Domaine, Founder and CEO Erin Levine discusses alternatives to divorce litigation. A collaborative approach is “for couples that want to stay out of court but have complex issues (and lots of money),” says Levine of Hello Divorce, a service that guides clients through the divorce process through self-help software and access to legal experts. “Several professionals are involved – ranging from lawyers and financial planners to a co-parenting…
As the founder of an award-winning online divorce platform that has helped thousands of people navigate the legal system, I have seen my fair share of crazy divorces! From dog ‘support’ to sex tapes, here are five of the wildest divorce stories we’ve seen (names changed for privacy).  *note: All ex-couples approved this post. I Do, I Don’t, I’m Confused Jenna signed up to use Hello Divorce to end her marriage to Mike. All was…
While coronavirus is ranging on with no near end in sight, most of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed (at best) and unhinged. With emotions as heightened as they are, and social distancing back in the picture, it’s no wonder divorce rates are up. Spending loads of time with your spouse is hard on any marriage — but when you’ve already had conflict and the core issues remain unresolved, divorce can be a positive decision…
Hello Divorce Founder Erin Levine spoke with Bloomberg Law regarding a recent and surprising decision by the Washington State Supreme Court to wind down their Limited License Legal Technician program. The program, intended to allow people with the LLLT certification to assist with family law matters at a lower cost than traditionally licensed attorneys, ends in July 2021 with the state’s Supreme Court citing lack of interest and cost as a barrier to continuing the…
In an interview with LawSites, Hello Divorce Founder and CEO Erin Levine discusses the upcoming expansion of her award-winning do-it-yourself platform to states like Colorado, Utah and Texas. She shares information about the partnership between Hello Divorce and Access to Justice Tech and her plan to bring the direct-to-consumer legal platform to all 50 states. “Both Hello Divorce and A2J Tech are committed to making consumer-facing areas of law accessible to the ‘masses’ with a…