collaborative divorce


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.

April 16, 2023

Divorce and the Marital Home

A Couple’s House Is Usually Their Biggest Asset by Michael Heath Like working out child custody issues, what happens to the physical residence is among the […]
February 12, 2023

Early-Stage and Court-Mandated Mediation

Both Negotiation Approaches Are Similar, but Different by Michael Heath When I mention early-stage divorce mediation, or what is sometimes referred to as courtless mediation, people […]
February 5, 2023

Married to an ExcessiveDrinker

Alcohol Abuse Ruins Many a Marriage by Michael Heath Alcohol abuse can have a dramatic effect on any marriage and too often is the catalyst for […]
January 22, 2023

When NOT to Use Mediation for Divorce

  There Are Times When a Family Lawyer Needs to Be Called In by Michael Heath Using a mediator or collaborative lawyers to assist in ending […]
January 2, 2023

Putting Divorce on the 2023 To-do List

The New Year is Often a Time When Marriages Begin to End by Michael Heath January is often referred to as “divorce month.” Some states report […]
November 22, 2022


Make the Eleventh Month a Time to Evaluate What You Say Yes To by Michael Heath I once had a boss named Ron Pramschufer (God rest […]
November 16, 2022

Don’t Be a Turkey at Thanksgiving

Surviving Divorce Around the Feasting Day by Michael Heath Celebrating holidays after a divorce can be tricky at best and heart wrenching at worst. This is […]
October 11, 2022

Discovering Discovery for Divorce

Collecting Information to End a Marriage Can Have Both High Financial and Emotional Costs by Michael Heath Discovery is the fact-finding process of collecting information for […]
October 3, 2022

Smashing the Broken-Marriage Pumpkin

Divorced Parents Can Take the Fear Out of Their Children’s Halloween by Michael Heath The All Hallows Eve holiday of costumes and trick-or-treating may seem unimportant […]
January 28, 2022


Annulment: Ending What Never Was Legal Recourse When a Marriage is Not Legally Valid by Michael Heath An annulment is a declaration that a marriage was […]
January 21, 2022

Don’t Lose Heart on Valentine’s Day

Many Divorced People Dread the Day That Celebrates Romance by Michael Heath Valentine’s Day may be a wonderful day for some people, and a bane for […]
December 9, 2021

Second Thoughts on Second Chances

Why Second and Third Marriages Fail at a Higher Rate by Michael Heath A recent survey found that failures of first marriages have decreased from a […]
June 11, 2021

Ending the End

Ceasing Divorce Proceedings to Stay Married
April 6, 2021

Collaborative Law & Divorce: What’s that?

Litigation and mediation are not the only divorce options
June 27, 2020

Hire a Divorce Attorney? Think Twice.

Anyone contemplating a divorce is likely thinking of hiring legal counsel, but there are other options.
April 26, 2020

Interview on Let’s Talk Divorce!

Listen to Michael Heath’s Interview with Stewart Andrew Alexander on Let’s Talk Divorce!
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 […]
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