Divorce is traumatic. It affects children and parents are responsible for doing their part to make the experience as least stressful as possible. Download this list and keep it handy. Read it often and follow the advice. It will be better for the kids, and for you.


May 3, 2020

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 […]
March 16, 2018

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 […]
September 19, 2017

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 […]
July 9, 2017

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 […]
April 30, 2017

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 […]
March 24, 2017

Even Grown-Up Children Can Suffer from Their Parent’s Divorce

Countless studies have been conducted on the effects of failed marriages on young children and teenagers. Many books are available on the subject as well as […]
February 10, 2017

Fran Holinda hosts Make Shift Happen with guest Michael Heath

Radio show host Fran Holinda recently had me on her weekly program “Make Shift Happen” to discuss my book The Courtless Divorce. If you missed it […]
January 25, 2017

Your Former In-laws Are Not Outlaws in the Eyes of Your Children

Do not bad-mouth your ex’s family. That is your children’s family, and they will likely love them and need that connection Criticizing your ex’s family in […]
December 30, 2016

Make Divorcing through Mediation Your New Year’s Resolution

Is getting a divorce something that has been rolling around in your head? Are you just getting through these days of the year so that the […]
December 22, 2016

Divorced for the Holidays

Holidays often cause the blues in people who are divorced. Memories of festive, happier times can magnify feelings of loneliness, dread and despair. People that are […]
December 18, 2016

Interview of Michael Heath

Listen to Fran Holinda’s radio interview of Michael Heath, author of The Courtless Divorce. Your browser does not support the audio element. Go to: and […]
November 5, 2016

Same-sex Marriage and the Right to Divorce

When the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage across the country, a national bureaucratic nightmare ended. By making states recognize same-sex […]
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