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.

March 8, 2024

The Words of Marital War

Divorce Litigation Language Creates Dreadful Perceptions by Michael Heath When hearing the word divorce, what goes through people’s minds? Maybe scenes of a couple arguing? A […]
March 1, 2024

Win-Win Is Real

Negotiating a Divorce Settlement That Satisfies Both Spouses by Michael Heath The idea that two sides can settle a dispute to the point where both are […]
February 9, 2024

When an Adult Child Faces Divorce

Parents Need Their Own Strategy When an Offspring’s Marriage Fails by Michael Heath Whether a son or daughter is in their early years or has entered […]
February 4, 2024

Forgive to Give For

Forgive to Give For Letting Go Allows People to Move On by Michael Heath   The act of forgiveness is often difficult for people to face. […]
January 5, 2024

Dissipation of Marital Assets

Substantial Spending or Moving of Assets Prior to Divorce Should Raise Alarms by Michael Heath Divorce is a very emotional process. Anger often causes a husband […]
December 14, 2023

We Got This!

The Ups and Downs of Do-It-Yourself Divorce by Michael Heath When a marriage is failing, thoughts of bringing it to an end begin to stir. The […]
December 8, 2023

What Did We Forget?

Important Divorce Issues May Be Left Out of a Mediated Settlement by Michael Heath Using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method in lieu of divorce litigation […]
December 1, 2023

Divorcing for the Holidays

Beginning the Breakup Prior to the New Year by Michael Heath Some have labeled January as “divorce month” since it is taken for granted that many […]
November 23, 2023

Giving Peace a Chance

Setting Aside Discontent to Achieve a Successful Divorce Settlement by Michael Heath   Ending a marriage is a personal and emotional process. The very thought of […]
November 16, 2023

Hiring a Lawyer for Your Divorce, No Matter What

Avoiding High Litigation Costs Should Not Mean Refraining from Using Legal Counsel by Michael Heath “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” is […]
November 9, 2023

When Honesty Is the Only Policy

Transparency Is Essential for Successful Divorce Mediation by Michael Heath Early-stage divorce mediation (as opposed to court-mandated mediation) is a voluntary process. A couple hires a […]
November 3, 2023

Compromise Brings Promise

A Middle Ground Mindset in Mediation Can Reap Positive Results by Michael Heath Winner takes all is not a phrase that ever falls from the lips […]
August 24, 2020

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

An area of divorce that has long been ignored… how divorce impacts the grown-up children of parents who split up later in life.
April 26, 2020

Interview on Let’s Talk Divorce!

Listen to Michael Heath’s Interview with Stewart Andrew Alexander on Let’s Talk Divorce!
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 […]
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: http://goo.gl/abCMQv and […]
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