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In an interview with Kristen Howerton of “Rage Against the Minivan” podcast, Hello Divorce founder Erin Levine discusses how shelter-in-place orders are affecting co-parenting custody schedules. Listen Now The post Rage Against the Minivan: Co-Parenting During a Pandemic, Caring for Dry Hands & Dealing with Compunded Grief appeared first on Hello Divorce.…
So, the one thing we all have right now is time. I’m not necessarily saying that it’s quality time because honestly, I can’t think of a time in modern history where there have been so many distractions in our own homes – from the news to our kids to sanitizing surfaces to googling for instructions on how to sew facemasks. It’s exhausting. But still, if we’re smart about it all: we have a little time…
We genuinely love our partners when we say “I do.” Many of us still love them even when it’s time for divorce. Just…not in the same way. Or maybe we don’t love them anymore. That’s not an indictable offense. These are normal life changes — not crimes or sins — and they’re no reason to turn feelings of guilt and shame into fire aimed at a partner. On the contrary, the commonality and inevitability of…
As we adjust to “stay-at-home” orders in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all learning how to utilize technology to continue our work and our lives when we are not able to be physically present in the world. Online mediation, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, is a dispute resolution process that utilizes online video conferencing platforms to allow parties and a neutral mediator to “meet” remotely for sessions. Online mediation…
In this BuzzFeed article, Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine offers advice to co-parents navigating their way through coronavirus. There’s a legal answer and a mama bear answer (“mama” for purposes of this = gender-neutral). The legal answer is that parents that live near each other should probably continue to exchange their kids. At least that’s what most government websites are saying. The mama bear answer is go with your gut. Check yourself — are you…
HuffPost interviews Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine for a piece about co-parenting during coronavirus/COVID-19. “My biggest piece of advice is to be honest, and be especially thoughtful about tone when having difficult discussions with your ex,” Levine said. “We’re all struggling. We’re all trying to do the best we can right now. The more transparent and empathetic you can be right now, the better for everyone.” Read More The post HuffPost: How To Co-Parent During
As California and more and more states shelter in place, what to do with the kids in a co-parenting relationship is top of mind right now. If you haven’t listened already, my podcast episode on How to Navigate Divorce & Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic will likely be very useful to you. Give it a listen here: Quickly, before I dive in, just a reminder: if you need legal help right now, be sure to…
Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine shares advice for navigating divorce during the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis. “When Hello Divorce approached me about articles written by Erin Levine, it made me curious.  And when I read about how to handle the Covid-19 situation for single parents, it spoke to me.  I have been given permission to put the whole article on the website.  And while it was tempting, I’m not trying to steal anyone’s thunder.  I just felt like this was…
In This Episode, CEO Erin Levine Discusses: Court closures, emergency requests and what constitutes as an “emergency” in a co-parenting situation. What statewide “stay at home” orders mean for custody exchanges. How to update co-parenting agreements when the courts are closed. Why moving forward with your divorce, even now, is still in your best interest. How to find the right lawyer who can successfully use technology to help you with your case.    Actionable…
Losing your job or small business is devastating. Especially if you’re also paying child or spousal support. Just remember that you are not alone; this is happening to people in communities all over the country. But there are ways to make adjustments now (and later) so you can continue to make payments, but at a level that is more appropriate given the state of your current income. In general, keep in mind that any adjustments…