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Lying in Family Court

Lying in Family Court By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. ©  2008 High Conflict Institute One of the biggest surprises is the extent of lying in Family Court: lies about income, assets and even complete fabrications of child abuse and domestic violence. Why do people lie so much? How did they get away with it? The [...]

Parallel Parenting for High Conflict Families

Parallel Parenting for High Conflict Families by Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D. There’s been a great deal of publicity lately about the negative impact of divorce on children. Wallerstein et al. (2000), highlighted a small group of children who have shown ongoing problems many years after the divorce of their parents. They report that children of [...]

Personality Traits of Parents And Developmental Needs of Children in High-Conflict Families  © Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D.   Many families do not fit patterns of domestic violence, yet they experience a high degree of conflict. Many high-conflict families may experience intermittent outbursts of anger or violence.  Even when they do not exhibit violent patterns, these [...]

Tearing The Child Apart

  Psychoanalytic Psychology Copyright 2006 by the American Psychological Association 2006, Vol. 23, No. 3, 542–553 0736-9735/06/$12.00 DOI: 10.1037/0736-9735.23.3.542 TEARING THE CHILD APART The Contribution of Narcissism, Envy, and Perverse Modes of Thought to Child Custody Wars Michael B. Donner, PhD Oakland, California This article takes a psychoanalytic approach to questions usually considered to be [...]

The American Journal of Family Therapy, 32:101–117, 2004 Copyright © Taylor & Francis, Inc. ISSN: 0192-6187 print / 1521-0383 online DOI: 10.1080/01926180490424217 The So-Called High-Conflict Couple: A Closer Look Michael Friedman This article examines the concept of the high-conflict post-divorce couple. It is suggested that the use of this concept encourages the belief that post-divorce [...]

The Wounds of Conflict

THE WOUNDS OF CONFLICT by Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D. There's been a great deal of publicity lately about the negative impact of divorce on children. This research, by Dr. Judith Wallerstein, has highlighted a small group of children who have shown ongoing problems many years after the divorce of their parents. She indicates that children [...]

Use Of Therapy in Divorce and Custody

Uses of Therapy in Divorce Therapy can save money, reduce trauma and help avoid bad decisions in divorce. The following are some ways that therapy can be used (and misused): Deciding to Divorce Many people feel frustrated in their marriages, but are unsure about divorce. Before making such an important decision, I strongly encourage people [...]