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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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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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Whew! My last month (October) was filled with travel for seminars all over North America. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance to write about them. First, two days after I returned from Australia and China in September, … 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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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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I’ll deliver a full-day seminar at the Washington State Bar Association on October 24, 2011. For more information, check back here or contact the WSBA via their website.

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“Who’s to blame for this sorry situation?” asks the newspaper headline, which then gives two choices of individuals in the story. “Who do you blame for the recent events?” asks the internet website, and gives you a choice of four … Continue reading

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