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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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YGMOWYPAT! By Bill Eddy On May 7th I had the opportunity to be the Keynote Speaker at the South Coast Collaborative Professionals Spring Summit and Expo Program, held in Orange County, California. I also received their award for “Professional of … 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 article (blog post dated August 26, 2014), I addressed the changing clientele of today’s family courts around the world. A majority of cases actually going to court appear to involve one or two parties with … Continue reading

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This is a question which would have been unheard of until very recently. Yet various trends today indicate that it may be time to seriously consider such a question. Part I of this article explains how today’s Family Court clients … Continue reading

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For over a decade I have been writing and teaching about HCPs (“High Conflict Personalities” or “High Conflict People”) in legal disputes and other settings, including workplace, healthcare, education, neighborhood and family disputes.  Several recent conversations and emails indicate that … Continue reading

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Family law attorneys and clients are grieving the shooting deaths two days ago (Feb. 16) of Judy Soley, CFLS and Sandra Williamson, both apparently shot by the separated husband, James Williamson, outside of Fresno, California. They had been to court … Continue reading

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