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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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Dealing with the Trump Presidency: High-Conflict on Steroids Guest By Don Saposnek, Ph.D. Trump is president. That is our current reality. While nobody would doubt that this presidential election process was extraordinary, the polarization of the political parties and of … Continue reading

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How High-Conflict Politicians Turn Peace into War [Excerpt from the 2012 book Splitting America by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek, chapter 4] High-conflict people tend to turn peace into war, regardless of the setting they are in. They naturally see … 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 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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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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(excerpt from Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder)     Selecting the right attorney may be your single biggest decision. Interview at least three attorneys before choosing the one you want to retain as … 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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