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Thanks for all your thoughtful comments about my Shared Parenting Presumption postings earlier this month. First, I’d like to clarify some of the effects of presumptions in a legal context, in response to some concerns. A legal presumption (like the … Continue reading

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On Thursday and Friday, July 25-26, I gave a full 2-day training in the New Ways for Families method for managing high conflict divorces and custody disputes in Williamson County just outside of Austin, Texas. There were about 80 professionals … Continue reading

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Legislating Shared Parenting   All states and provinces currently mandate significant parenting time for both parents, unless there are compelling reasons (domestic violence, child abuse, etc.) not to do so. It is universally seen as in “the best interests of the … Continue reading

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I really appreciate the sincere comments from everyone over the past 2 weeks. As most of you pointed out, BPD (borderline personality disorder) and even NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) are very mis-understood issues and most people haven’t even heard of … Continue reading

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In my book published in July 2010 (Don’t Alienate the Kids!), I suggest that it is important for children to have two parents – especially to prevent child alienation which can lead to difficulties in adult relationships. This means shared … Continue reading

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On June 6, I met with 14 judges in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (before all the rain and flooding!), to discuss the status and procedures of the New Ways for Families program in Calgary. This program has been funded for 3 … Continue reading

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Several days ago I provided a 1-day Update Training to counselors and others involved with the New Ways for Families program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The YWCA of Calgary is managing a $500,000 grant to operate and study this new … Continue reading

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            Last Thursday I gave a full-day training to over 160 lawyers, mental health professionals, judicial officers and others on Managing High-Conflict Personalities in Divorce. One of the points I emphasized is that Family Courts … Continue reading

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Last week I spoke to over 100 California Family Court judges and mediators in Los Angeles. My topic was “Managing Challenging Personalities in Family Law.” It’s been five years since I spoke to them and I focused less on personality … Continue reading

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I just finished three days of trainings and meetings about the New Ways for Families method in Canada. Specifically, in Alberta, Canada, with participation by judges, lawyers, counselors and court staff from three cities: Medicine Hat and by teleconference: Calgary … Continue reading

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