How to end your marriage without going to court... it's all in the book, The Courtless Divorce, and supplemental articles by author Michael Heath in this blog.

June 8, 2024

Why Is Traditional Divorce So Expensive?

Knowing What Drives Up Costs When Ending a Marriage Through Litigation by Michael Heath When a marriage falls apart it is most common for a spouse […]
May 30, 2024

The Downsides of Courtless Divorce

Understanding the Drawbacks of Forgoing Divorce Litigation by Michael Heath Ending a marriage through  courtless divorce certainly has advantages. When couples reach a divorce agreement prior […]
May 24, 2024

Spring Is a Time for New Beginnings . . . and New Endings

Study Shows Divorce Filings Jump in March by Michael Heath In a University of Washington study conducted by associate professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian […]
May 16, 2024

Gray Divorce

Divorce Among Older Couples Is Becoming More Common by Michael Heath Gray divorce is defined as the ending of a marriage where the spouses are fifty […]
May 10, 2024

My Friend Is Considering Ending Their Marriage

Talking Divorce with a Special Someone by Michael Heath Divorce is so prevalent that everyone knows someone who has been through a marital breakup. When a […]
May 2, 2024

Divorce and the Three Ps of Negotiation

Mediation Skills that Favor Success by Michael Heath Couples who decide to end their marriage without retaining matrimonial lawyers have chosen to negotiate for themselves. Mediators […]
April 25, 2024

Former In-Laws Are Not Outlaws

Dealing with the Ex’s Family Requires Care and Strategy by Michael Heath It has been said that you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick […]
April 11, 2024

Divorce Numbers That May Make Us Cringe

Statistics Related to Marriage Failures Are Discouraging but Show Improvement by Michael Heath Is the divorce rate in the US fifty percent? Well, it may depend […]
April 4, 2024

Getting Even Is Never Smooth

Revenge Has a Huge Downside by Michael Heath If someone walked down a busy sidewalk surveying people on whether they would rather have $50,000 in the […]
March 27, 2024

Starter Marriage Blues

A Short Marriage Early in Life Need Not Be Devastating by Michael Heath The term starter marriage is commonly seen as a first marriage that lasts […]
March 21, 2024

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

Deciding Who Will Mediate the Divorce Negotiations by Michael Heath When a couple decides to divorce, voluntary mediation (a.k.a. courtless mediation) can be an attractive option […]
March 15, 2024

Irish Divorce

Some Couples Live Separate Lives but Remain Legally Married By Michael Heath Until November of 1996, it was illegal for couples in Ireland to divorce one […]


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