Hello Divorce Blog

As a woman who is observant and has led a somewhat observant lifestyle (except for a crab or lobster roll here and there), divorce presented an interesting hiccup. You see, to end a Jewish marriage, it takes a lot more than lawyers, a judge and a final divorce decree to declare your divorce is final. It involves uncoupling in the eyes of G-d via a get, or a divorce document, handed to the woman by…
Recently, I felt my heart ache as I listened to a new client describe her ongoing divorce. The kind of bitter, awful, gut-wrenching divorce that I wish never existed. The hardest part for me was knowing that so many of her stresses (and costs) could have been avoided had she started her process with Hello Divorce. Not to say that we’ve got some magic wand that can change what her ex did and continues to…
Are you divorcing a narcissist and afraid you’re not going to win? I hate to say it but….you should be. Why? Because dirty tricks, scamming, lying, pressuring, and even stalking and manipulating are not beneath them. But, there are ways to actually beat them at their own game.   So before we dive into what to do about that narcissist in a divorce, let me just give you a few highlights of the kinds of tricks…
You can win with a more transparent, low cost, less stress divorce. In this Episode, CEO Erin Levine Discusses: A new, FREE gift – written just for you! Download our new ebook, Five Essentials To Win At Divorce, now! How a solid understanding of the divorce process can keep you calm and focused – even in a heated divorce. How the movie “Marriage Story” and the way lawyers hijacked their client’s narratives perfectly illustrates…
Changing your marital status is a complex endeavor. Whether you are getting married, going through a divorce, or re-marrying, the last thing you want to worry about is your marital status being held against you at work. It’s important to understand your rights and to know when your employer may be violating them. The following guide explains what marital status discrimination is, what it looks like, and where it is unlawful. What is marital status…
The Kids Are Alright – Don’t negotiate or litigate child custody without listening to this first! In This Episode, CEO Erin Levine Discusses: How to get your kids through divorce with the least amount of emotional damage and disruption to their lives. Why there’s actually a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to parenting plans. Why you need a detailed parenting agreement, and how to ensure your lawyer minds the details when it comes…
In This Episode, CEO Erin Levine Discusses: Why California law only considers the length of your marriage in divorce, and not the full length of your domestic partnership. (And why you should try to negotiate your divorce outside the court system if this situation describes you.) How to have the full duration of your relationship considered by the court if you had a recognized, state-sanctioned civil union or registered domestic partnership. What happens with your…
When you see or talk to your ex (or soon-to-be-ex), do you have a strong emotional reaction? Are you constantly reminded of the ways they hurt you? Do thoughts of your “toxic ex” fill you with rage such that you want to fire off mean or snarky texts, or stare them down at your child’s basketball game?  Or, are you excited and anxious to not have to “put up with” them any more?   Are you…
It’s time for a game plan. In this Episode, CEO Erin Levine Discusses: How struggling with hundreds of emotions during divorce can distract from the real and practical considerations that may have profound consequences for your future. How to get your divorce strategy on point. And when (and how) to shift your strategy as your divorce progresses. How to establish ground rules for your divorce with your ex. Why it’s so important to do the…