Pro se…You Don’t Say?

Written by Michael Heath Pro se is Latin for “by itself.” Used in law, it means to represent oneself. Pro se divorce (sometimes known as do-it-yourself divorce) generally refers to a divorce where there is no mediator, collaborative lawyers or litigators used in the dissolution of the marriage. In other words, the couple decides to reach a divorce settlement between themselves without using a third party. It can happen that one spouse appears in court pro se, while the other one is represented by a lawyer, although this is not advisable as the lone side may very well be at......

Irish Divorce

In 1995, the people of Ireland approved a referendum by a vote of 51% to 49% to eliminate the constitutional prohibition to divorce. Prior to the law being signed into law in 1996, many couples who no longer wanted to live as married to one another lead separate lives in what was referred to euphemistically as an Irish Divorce. Although legally married, the two people would often set up households with new mates and even start a second family. The uncoupling was complete in every way, expect in the eyes of the law.   Although divorce was more difficult to obtain......

The Divorce Rate is 50% … Or is It?

Is the divorce rate in the US 50%? Well, it depends on who you speak with and how the calculating is done. The good news is that most of those who are in the science of social trends believe the rate is coming down.  Before going any further here are some statistics from the US Bureau which are a bit sobering:40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorceA divorce happens every 36 seconds2400 divorces occur every dayThere are 16,800 divorces every week876,000 divorces are recorded each yearThe average length of a marriage ending in divorce is 8 eight yearsAccording......

Picked the Wrong Spouse? Don’t Pick the Wrong Mediator

When a couple decides to divorce, mediation can be a very smart option for bringing a marriage to an end. Mediation is a dynamic interactive process where a neutral third party assists in resolving conflicts on the way to a settlement. Alternative dispute resolution techniques are the foundation of the process which the mediator employs to structure the negotiations. Mediation has many uses and a few are listed here: • Worker’s compensation • Family business • Discrimination • Labor management • Land-use • Landlord/tenant conflicts • School issues • Divorce If the decision has been made to divorce through mediation......

Interview with Stewart Andrew Alexander @ ImpactMakersRadio

Interview with Stewart Andrew Alexander @ ImpactMakersRadio Welcome to another “Let’s Talk Divorce!” conversation. On this segment of the show, Stewart Andrew Alexander, speaks with Michael Heath, Founder of The Courtless Divorce, LLC in New Jersey, NJ. Michael focuses primarily on Divorce, and during his talk, speaks about the important topic of saving money and emotional turmoil by using alternatives to divorce litigation. Listen to "MICHAEL HEATH - The Courtless Divorce NJ" on Spreaker.