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Three Theories of the High-Conflict Legal Case  © 2017 by Bill Eddy  High-conflict cases can be very confusing because it isn’t always clear which party is responsible for it becoming a high-conflict case. High-conflict cases increase the conflict, rather than … Continue reading

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High Conflict Personalities in Civil Litigation © 2015 John C. Edwards, Esq. It is expected and understood by most people in the legal profession that because of the intensely personal nature of the issues that come up in family law, … 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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This April, 2015, may have been the busiest month yet for High Conflict Institute speakers. I spoke at 9 events in 6 states. Megan Hunter spoke in Ohio, Michael Lomax spoke in British Columbia Canada and Shawn Skillin spoke with … Continue reading

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November was another busy traveling month for me – from Coast to Coast, and North and South! In Boston, I spoke to over one hundred professionals at the Massachusetts Guardian ad Litem (MAGAL) conference. The audience was a good mix … Continue reading

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Last week I spoke to about 120 Legislative Aides for the Washington State House of Representatives for 3 hours and I spoke to the Washington State Bar Association for 6 hours. The topic, of course, was managing high-conflict people. As … Continue reading

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October 17, 2012 View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. About Bill Eddy William A. (“Bill”) Eddy, L.C.S.W., J.D. is a family law attorney, therapist and mediator, with over thirty years’ experience working with children and families.  He is the Senior Family … Continue reading

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By Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek Today’s politicians have been forced to polarize; they must see themselves as being (or having to be) viewed as “all-good,” while their opponents have to be viewed as “all-bad.” The recent presidential debates seem … Continue reading

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A Nation of Alienated Voters and Alienated Children By Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek It has been well noted by journalists and sociologists that large numbers of today’s voters feel alienated by our current high-conflict political process. However, as an … Continue reading

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On January 20-21, in Mission Viejo in Southern California, I will be presenting advanced skills for professionals dealing with the difficult behaviors of high-conflict people, whether as individuals or when involved in family problems, especially separation and divorce. High-conflict people … Continue reading

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