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Is It Possible To Deal With High Conflict People?

By Dr. Ellen Anderson Is it possible to deal with high conflict people in a family law dispute using a collaborative team approach? Bill Eddy, an American lawyer, mediator and clinical social worker, thinks it is. He’s written an outstanding book called High Conflict People in legal disputes which draws upon his expertise in all his areas of …

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Collaborative Professionals Help Overcome Anger

By Brian Galbraith Anger. Have you ever felt so angry at your spouse you could just scream? I remember being so angry I just wanted to kick the furniture or throw something at the wall. I was furious. I bet everyone who has gone through a divorce has been overwhelmed by anger at one time or another. It’s normal. …

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Why You Should Refer To Collaborative Professionals?

By Brian Galbraith Here is why…. Doctors, Dentists, Health Care Practitioners: You know that a divorce battle is one of the most stressful events in a patient’s life, especially for their children. You give your patients the gift of a less stressful way to divorce, promoting good health,  if you refer them to a Collaborative lawyer. …

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Collaborative Team Practice: Taking The Politics Out Of Family Separations

In the heat of the US 2012 presidential election, the October 2012 job numbers in the US were released in early November 2012, just days before election day in the heated presidential election. There was good news. There was bad news. The good news: 171,000 jobs were added, beating expectations. The bad news: the unemployment …

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Hearing The Authentic Voice Of The Child – The Parent’s Responsibility

By Deborah Alton How do we define the “authentic” voice of the child AND how do we ensure it is heard? The voice of the child is finally being elevated to its rightful place as an essential aspect of any custody determination. Although children are the focus of any custody dispute, their views and preferences …

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