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DIVORCE BLOG

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.

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 […]
November 2, 2023

Cabin Fever and I’m Going to Leave Her

The Lockdown Effect on Wedded Bliss by Michael Heath You may be wondering if the title was stolen from an old Kenny Rogers song. I promise […]
October 26, 2023

Is It Worth It?

Deciding Whether to Divorce Through Litigation by Michael Heath When a person is injured in a slip-and-fall, they often seek out a lawyer to sue the […]
October 19, 2023

Millennials and Divorce

A Generation Experiences Fewer Failed Marriages by Michael Heath Millennials is a term coined by Neil Howe and William Strauss in their book Generations: The History […]
October 12, 2023

Better Sooner Than Later?

Early Divorce Settlement Can Reap Big Advantages by Michael Heath There are good reasons why anyone would want to avoid a prolonged divorce. Ending a marriage […]
October 7, 2023

Wait ‘til the Judge Hears This!

Believing Our Divorce Case Is the Worst Ever by Michael Heath I have a good friend who was married to a bad drinker causing many embarrassing […]
September 29, 2023

Contested v. Uncontested Divorce

There Can Be a World of Difference by Michael Heath   When hearing of a divorce, we imagine each spouse lawyering up in preparation for the […]
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