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.

September 18, 2023

Bringing Balance to an Imbalance of Power

Leveling Off Assertiveness and Empathy Improves Negotiations by Michael Heath Just as people have different personalities, they also have different negotiation approaches. Chris Voss, who wrote […]
September 7, 2023

Do Not Recruit Children to Your Side

Kids Need and Want Both Divorcing Parents By Michael Heath Divorce is an emotional process which often causes people to act irrationally. Some will use the […]
August 28, 2023

Conflict for the Better

Openly Disagreeing Can Be a Good Thing By Michael Heath   When we hear “argument” mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is two people […]
July 18, 2023

Listening for Successful Negotiatiating

Engaging With What the Other Person Says Helps Both Parties by Michael Heath People often believe they are listening, but their minds are actually busy formulating […]
July 10, 2023

Fireworks Overhead, But Not in Front of the Kids

Spousal Fights Can Be Damaging to the Children by Michael Heath Mid-summer is a time of outdoor activities that include Independence Day celebrations. Fourth of July […]
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 Excessive Drinker

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 […]
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