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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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I just finished spending the past two weeks in Melbourne, Australia. It was my fifth visit to Australia and my fourth year teaching at Monash University Law Chambers. I must say I loved teaching the students and experienced lawyers, judges … 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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During the month of May, I spoke on 9 days in 7 states/provinces. But three of those days were by Skype, so a little less traveling than the month before. John Edwards did a training in Iowa for mediators and … 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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By Bill Eddy and Georgi DiStefano A key breakthrough in writing our new book It’s All Your Fault at Work! Managing Narcissists and Other High-Conflict People, was when we realized that all “feedback” is something that both of us have … Continue reading

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Last week I spent several days in Toronto: First, at the AFCC annual conference (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – a growing 50-year-old organization devoted to resolving divorce and parenting conflicts most effectively in and out of court). There … Continue reading

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A review by Lawrence Gaughan: During the academic year 1979-80 I was given the opportunity to take a sabbatical leave from Washington & Lee Law School for a year of residential study at the Georgetown Family Center.  It’s Director, Murray … Continue reading

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Last week we released our “New Ways for Mediation Pt. 2 – Demonstration and Commentary ” Webinar. As I offered to answer any questions related to it, today’s blog is devoted to further explaining this new method for resolving disputes … Continue reading

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From my travels giving seminars around the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries, it appears that today’s family courts have hearings in 20% or less of separation and divorce cases. Yet a significant number of these cases are “high-conflict” … Continue reading

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