Divorce Practice

Hello Divorce, a startup whose platform facilitates low-cost do-it-yourself and attorney-assisted divorces, has raised $3.25 million in an oversubscribed seed round to enable it to develop a broader range of tools and services to cover the entire divorce lifecycle, including the financial and other issues that arise in the wake of a divorce.
The investment was led by The
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The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) recently announced that it has updated several Divorce and Family Law case forms. The updates ensure that all forms comply with any recent law or rule changes, as well as the ATJ Commission’s goal to make all court forms accessible to self-represented litigants (SRLs).
Attorneys should compare the updated
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Karla Uribe, who joins the Hello Divorce leadership Feb. 1 as its first chief product officer, believes that technology and data can be used to drive better outcomes for couples going through divorce and their children.
She comes to the company with the mission of overseeing its product’s transition from a tech-enabled services platform to a product-first software experience
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At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many predicted the rise in housing, unemployment, and bankruptcy cases that would result from business closures, layoffs, and medical bills. As America continues to navigate this public-health crisis, however, some lawyers are noting an increase in another type of case: divorce.  According to a September New York Times article, figures from the
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Hello Divorce, a California startup whose platform facilitates low-cost do-it-yourself and attorney-assisted divorces, has raised a seed investment of $2 million to help fuel its expansion to all 50 states.
The investment was led by CEAS Investments, a single-family office that specializes in long-term investments in disruptive technologies.
Other investors included Jack Newton, cofounder and CEO of
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Earlier this week, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) announced the completion of its annual review of the Financial Affidavit suite of forms for use in Family & Divorce Cases.
Patrons should immediately discontinue the use of the forms published in 2016 and begin using the newly published documents linked below.
List of Updated Forms
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It should have come as no surprise when California attorney Erin Levine recently announced her plan to go nationwide with her do-it-yourself divorce platform Hello Divorce. After all, the site has been seeing rapid growth and has earned Levine broad accolades, including the 2020 James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering from the American Bar Association and
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The recognitions keep stacking up for Emeryville, Calif., attorney Erin Levine and her do-it-yourself divorce platform Hello Divorce. Earlier this year, the American Bar Association awarded her its James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering, and just a few months before that, the practice management company Clio named her recipient of its 2019 Reisman Award for
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Some experts are predicting that a change in alimony rules under the new tax law passed late last year may increase the number of divorces this year. The new tax law changes the alimony deduction, which has been in place since 1942.Beginning in 2019, spouses who pay alimony won’t be permitted to take any deductions, and spouses receiving alimony won’t
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The National Center for State Courts recently released a screening tool for divorce cases to help courts “meaningfully differentiate cases.” The tool is designed to identify families who are largely in agreement on the issues in their case and need minimal or no court assistance. According to NCSC, “[t]he ultimate purpose of the tool is to ascertain that litigants who
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