April 28th, 2020
Episode 70: How to Divorce During a Pandemic with Erin Levine
This week Erin Levine, entrepreneur, legal innovator, and Certified Family Law Specialist, joins me on the podcast. She’s here to help close out Legal Month. (Don’t worry, I’ll surely be revisiting legal topics in the future!) Erin is the founder of Hello Divorce, a modern breakup service, offering affordable, convenient, and online divorce options. I’m thrilled to have Erin on the show.
Most of the world is in some form of lockdown right now. It feels like life is at a standstill for many. As I discussed a few weeks ago, you may be stuck and isolated with the person you have either asked for a divorce or were in the midst of divorce proceedings already.
So, now what? Do all the legal proceedings and preparation stop? Well, no.
In fact, in this episode, Erin shares several divorce planning strategies you can do while in the middle of a global pandemic. You can keep moving forward, even during times of uncertainty. In fact, the actions you take today can help you to feel empowered. Times feel scary and anxious right now, but you can still gain power, grow, and stretch yourself in meaningful, new ways.
Be aware of divorce legal companies’ scams or misrepresentations. (7:11)
How to know whether you should pause divorce proceedings or continue to move forward during a pandemic. (9:14)
Now is an excellent time to reflect: Sometimes we need to sit back, take a deep breath, look at the facts, and decide: was the settlement proposal previously made in my best interest? (11:00)
If you don’t have anything hammered out, it’s important to put a temporary order in place, even just to get you through this period. (12:47)
Get organized: see what it is you have, what you don’t have, and what you need to get in order. (14:00)
Get educated: what do you need to do in your state, and what does the entire divorce procedure look like where you’re located? (16:00)
Meet with a legal coach or a certified divorce financial analyst. (22:00)
How to know when you should slow the process down and take a break. (30:11)
Learn More About Erin Levine:
Erin Levine is an entrepreneur, legal innovator, and Certified Family Law Specialist. She is the founder and CEO of Levine Family Law Group and Hello Divorce, a “modern breakup service” offering an affordable, convenient, and online divorce option. Erin is also the co-founder of Love & Real Life, a platform designed to empower women by helping them to craft postnuptial and prenuptial agreements that comport with their values and way of life. Her awarding winning legal technology and access to justice work has been recognized by the legal industry and beyond – with recent features in Above the Law, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Ozy, Brit + Co, and Mind Body Green.
Resources & Links:
The Ultimate Divorce Survival Guide
Should I Stay or Should I Go Facebook Group
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