Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
We know the divorce process can feel impossible, which is why we brought back our favorite divorce lawyer, Erin Levine. Erin founded Hello Divorce and is empowering women across the United States through their divorce journeys by saving them money and helping them become informed experts. This episode is all about things to keep in mind while you’re stuck in the middle, but no matter where you are in the divorce process, Erin has endless wisdom to share!
On this week’s episode:
So, just how long does it take to get a divorce? What can one do to speed up the process? (And, any tips for speeding up the process mentally, so it feels faster, even if you can’t actually speed things up?)
What key people should one consider adding into the mix in the middle of their divorce, to help keep things operating as smoothly as possible? (e.g. CDFA, legal coach, forensic accountant, realtor, parenting coach, etc.)
For those working with a lawyer on their divorce, what can one do to keep costs down?
If your ex-hires a lawyer, but you can’t afford to hire one, what options do you have? What can you do to make sure the divorce judgment is equitable?
If a couple is using a mediator for their divorce, what recommendations can you make to ensure that mediation remains a good option?
How can a couple avoid having to go to court?
If a couple does have to go to court, what should they know? Are there unspoken “rules” of divorce court? Can you address each person’s rights in court (translator, other court services) and optics (how a person and those with them should dress).
Let’s talk about child custody. What does the custody decision process look like, and what happens if parents can’t agree on custody? What tips can you share for helping our listeners get the custody arrangements they want?
Can you recommend apps, websites and/or books that you recommend to your clients who are divorcing with kids, as they begin to navigate co-parenting?
When you help clients negotiate child custody agreements, what are three pieces of advice you find yourself regularly sharing?
When is the right time to restore your maiden name after divorce? Do you need to wait until the divorce is final, or, should you do this during the divorce so the divorce judgment uses your correct name moving forward?
Can you help us understand spousal support? When is it okay to ask for this? Is it okay to ask even if you don’t have kids? Is it okay to ask for if you both work?
What are the most common missteps that you see your clients make in the middle of the divorce process? What advice can you share to listeners so they don’t make the same missteps?
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