Attorney Michael S. Harshman and Ruth Harshman today announced the launch of Fair Divorce, a new mediation and document preparation service that gives Southwest Florida couples an economical alternative to costly litigation.

Attorney Michael S. Harshman and Ruth Harshman today announced the launch of Fair Divorce, a new mediation and document preparation service. Fair Divorce gives Southwest Florida couples an economical alternative to costly litigation, which allows them to settle their differences outside of court. Fair Divorce helps couples prepare documents to file in court, and enables them to determine their own futures, take control of their lives with less heartache, and conserve resources to move forward.

"In today's economy, many people are struggling to cover the expense of traditional divorce proceedings while dealing with a stressful time in their lives," said Fair Divorce
Co-founder Michael Harshman. "Fair Divorce blends mediation, law and psychology to achieve a fair resolution for both parties. We offer a cost-effective alternative for a difficult time."

"While some companies offer a service simply to process divorce paperwork, at Fair Divorce we offer an added benefit by helping people resolve their issues and come to an agreement that works for everyone," said Ruth Harshman, the company's Co-founder. "As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, I have many years of experience in resolving a variety of issues. I look forward to helping people who are going through a divorce take a fair approach to settling their differences."

Michael Harshman has been admitted to practice in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas; the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator.

Ruth Harshman received certification from the Supreme Court of Florida in County Mediation, Family Mediation and Circuit Civil Mediation. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida State University. Together, the Harshmans own and operate Impact Mediation, a Lakewood Ranch-based mediation firm.

About Fair Divorce
Fair Divorce combines professional mediation services with the preparation of divorce paperwork for the courts. The firm's principals, Michael and Ruth Harshman, rely on years of legal expertise and mediation experience to offer divorcing couples a rational, economical approach to settling their differences. For information, call 941-735-9015.

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