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You’re probably familiar with the career advice “dress for the job you want regardless of the job you have” (or lack thereof). What you wear sends messages about who you are to others, and can empower you to be your best self. Dressing for success in court can indeed help your side. So, how should you dress? The short answer is: dress in whatever makes you feel good about your case. You need to look…
Did you know that the divorce “waiting period” – the time you need to wait between filing your initial divorce paperwork and getting your final divorce decree – can be upwards of 6 months or more, depending on what state you live in? So, what happens if during that time you and your spouse live in separate households? How will you continue to pay your bills? How will you and your spouse share parenting time…
In divorce, one of the largest assets couples must divide is the marital home. This is the home you lived in together as a couple, and maybe where you raised your children. What you and your ex decide to do with the marital home can be one of the biggest (and most emotional!) decisions of your divorce. In a lot of divorces, there’s one spouse who really wants to keep the marital home. Maybe the…
Vice.com tried out Hello Divorce and published their review in a recent article:  “I imagine that anyone going through a divorce will appreciate how damn pleasant the [Hello Divorce] site is to navigate … It’s accessible and neutral, without feeling sterile.” Read More The post Vice.com: A New Service Promises to Make Getting a Divorce Cheap and NBD appeared first on Hello Divorce.…
Since that momentous Supreme Court decision in June 2015, same-sex marriages are now recognized as legal marriages in all 50 states. This decision resulted in hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ+ couples (finally!) being afforded the same rights and responsibilities as their heterosexual counterparts. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the number of same-sex marriages in the United States at nearly 570,000 in 2019. But with an increase in same-sex marriages, there’s also (naturally) an…
A recent article on Law.com detailed the June 30, 2021 public offering of LegalZoom on the NASDAQ Global Market. The first IPO of an online legal marketplace could pave the way for other public offerings even if it may take some time. Hello Divorce founder and CEO Erin Levine is excited about what LegalZoom’s IPO means for the future. “It’s only going to help our business. It adds validity that was never really there before,”…
Ozy.com tackled divorce trends in a recent article published on the site. Notably included was the offerings of Hello Divorce as a way to get through your divorce that is not painful on the wallet. “[Hello Divorce] allows folks to dissolve their union for just $1,500. With the average U.S. divorce costing about $18,000, that could be the difference between death do us part and debt do us part. Some worry it could spell the…
A recent article on ABAJournal.com discussed the rise of unbundled and virtual legal services. The increase can be attributed to the pandemic, but also to consumers pushing to have more affordable and accessible legal service. The article goes on to discuss how technology is now being used to provide direct to consumer legal services on platforms like Hello Divorce. “Not everyone is a good candidate for unbundled services, but almost everyone needs lower-cost legal help,”…
Until recently, divorce has been a subject of non-discussion. Throughout history, divorce was outright banned, only allowed under the rarest of circumstance, or it was allowed but considered highly taboo. While divorce has become a common thread in society, in certain communities divorce is still frowned upon or discouraged. In no place is this more evident than in where divorce and religion intersect. Related: We’ve Researched the History of Divorce and You’ll Never Believe What
After 16 years of helping people with divorce, I have a really 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 which is partially brought on by the culture of lawyers hiding behind a fortress of information. Some attorneys fear that you won’t need them if they give you answers. Even well-intentioned subject matter experts (i.e. divorce lawyers)…