Hello Divorce

Hello Divorce

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Hello Divorce
5801 Christie Ave
Emeryville CA 94608


(510) 646-1400


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Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

About Our Legal Coaches

They listen to what you need – your priorities, intentions, goals and concerns. Using their expertise, passion, outside-the-box problem-solving thinking, the lawyers craft a legal strategy that will get you where you need to go.

Improve the likelihood of success while you represent yourself and negotiate your best result. Legal coaches can help you avoid costly mistakes by assisting you with all aspects of your divorce, including, but not limited to: providing tips for litigating your case; review your documents and suggest changes; reviewing a Marital Settlement Agreement or Judgment; answering questions along the way; explaining local rules or formal court procedure; and confirming whether you have a strong claim or defense.

A legal coach is for people who plan to do much of the heavy lifting in regards to their case, but may need a little help along the way.

Legal coaching is having a lawyer advise and direct you to the extent that you need. In legal coaching the lawyer will act as a guide or an adviser and will help you to understand and grasp the fundamentals of the legal process. Unlike full representation — where the lawyer handles all aspects of your case and acts on your behalf — with legal coaching, your coach would be there to ensure that you are doing everything correctly.

A legal coach is for people who plan to do much of the heavy lifting in regards to their case, but may need a little help along the way. For example, if you were unsure of what documents you needed to file and the time in which those documents should be filed, with legal coaching you would have a lawyer to assist you. A legal coach can also be beneficial in conjunction with mediation. In those instances, where you are receiving court appointed mediation or mediation with another firm, a legal coach may be helpful to increase confidence in the mediation process and to ensure that you are receiving fair and equitable treatment. Legal coaching can also be used simply to get a second opinion or strategize increasing or decreasing support.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Divorce sucks. But we make it way easier and cheaper.

Most people get stressed when they think about starting their divorce. At Hello Divorce, our process puts you at ease by making the legal stuff convenient and easy to understand. You can easily navigate our guided divorce on your own or with the help of a legal assistant. You can (also) access a lawyer if you have a legal question – but your lawyer is not the center of your divorce – you are. The result? An affordable, convenient, low-stress divorce.

The “Hello Divorce divorce” was designed by Erin Levine, a Certified Family Law Specialist who has spent the last 16 years learning the legal system and how to help people avoid the stress and costs of it. Get lawyer results, without the lawyer costs.

Ending a marriage is hard. But the divorce process doesn’t have to be. Make your next chapter the best yet.

Erin Levine

Hello Divorce

I've spent 15 years advising clients, litigating, negotiating and mediating contested and cooperative divorces, and running a respected boutique family law firm in the Bay Area. And while I have received all the certifications, accolades and awards* that any family lawyer would strive for, I became disillusioned with the system that routes every divorce through court, pitting spouse against spouse. Not being one to shy away from a challenge and being comfortable as the underdog, I set out to create an online, ethically compliant, divorce. This is also why I chose Colorado as the second state to launch in it has one of the most complicated processes in the nation, and it's exactly what I set out to help people avoid.

Hello Divorce has become the convenient, efficient, divorce option for (ex) couples who want to transition out of relationship without the expense and drama ordinarily associated with divorce.

*Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Board of Legal Specialization
2020 ABA James I. Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering Winner
2019 Reisman Award for Legal Innovation (Clio)
2014 -2020 Super Lawyer
2018 Duke Law & Tech Accel. Grand Prize
2019 American Bar Association Women in Tech"
2019 Women Founders Network Top Ten
2019 FastCase 50
2020 James I Keen Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering
2017 Congressional Recognition for Pro Bono Leadership

Why Hello Divorce?
85% + of divorces have at least one self represented party. The average divorce takes approximately 18 months and costs $26,000 (per person). Clearly, it is time for a new option.

By leveraging technology, utilizing legal assistants and offering access to fixed fee lawyers (when and if you need them), we have cut the average cost on Hello Divorce to $1,500.

We gain nothing from delay or perpetuating conflict. (you only pay for what you need). Instead, we focus on providing transparency, efficiency and an empowering experience. Goodbye stress, stigma and drama. Hello hassle free divorce.

What I Do Best
What I do best is make the law behind personal relationships more human and accessible. I spent 15 years collecting and analyzing data a client needs, wants, fears and legal issues. With this information, I create products, services and a supportive, wellness-first platform that serves to decrease conflict, provide meaningful legal assistance and keep (ex) couples focused on the end result a fresh start to a new chapter.

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