Category Archives: alienation

THE NEW WAYS PARENT-CHILD TALK: How To Talk To Your Child About Transitioning to Living in Two Homes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. When parents separate, having a talk with your children that includes some or all of the following may … Continue reading

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Last month, Bill Eddy wrote a letter with recommendations for the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System. Here is what he wrote: Dear Futures Commission: I have been a family lawyer for 23 years in California (a Certified … Continue reading

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Last week I got to speak to two primarily collaborative groups – one in the state where I grew up, and the other in the state where I went to college! It was fun to get back near my roots, … Continue reading

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Taking the Assertive Approach in Family Court (c) 2015 Bill Eddy Family court presents a difficult dilemma for reasonable people. If you act reasonably and use the cooperative problem-solving skills you use in daily life, you risk losing your case, … Continue reading

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In Part I of this 3-part blog, I shared some random thoughts about how America’s race problem appears to be caused more by daily alienating behaviors in the present than by history. In Part II I explained how I thought an … Continue reading

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In Part I of this 3-part blog, I wrote some random thoughts about how America’s race problem has more to do with present-day alienating behavior than with history. In Part II, I explain why this may lead to violence. THE … Continue reading

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Right now I’m on vacation in France before I speak in Vienna in July. Perhaps because of the distance, I’ve been thinking about America’s race problem (after the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in Charleston, North Carolina) in terms of … Continue reading

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Pat knew divorce was inevitable. It was a matter of WHEN? After the children are past the age of 5? 8? 10? 14? They had all tried to keep the family together, but they were individually coming apart at the … Continue reading

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Last week I gave two days of training to counselors and lawyers from 5 counties in Central Texas. I also met with judges from Williamson County and Travis County (including Austin). New Ways is really growing there! I did an … Continue reading

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Excerpt from the book “Don’t Alienate the Kids! Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High-Conflict Divorce” Reasonable parents are faced with a serious dilemma when separating from or divorcing a high-conflict parent. On one hand, it might seem best to totally … Continue reading

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