Reigning In The Adversarial Process Response

By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Thank you for your feedback on my book. I’m glad it was helpful. My emphasis is on problem-solving rather than making “judgments” of people. I totally agree that we need to get better in the legal system at not making assumptions that all parents are good at parenting. There are cases when a parent needs supervised contact and very rare cases when no contact is appropriate, usually temporarily. Unfortunately, the court process is not good at figuring this out and sometimes they get these high conflict cases backwards. Fortunately, open-minded family court professionals are recognizing these problems and looking at ways to improve the system. The more that attorneys, judges and mediators learn about high conflict personalities, the more they will know what to look for and not make assumptions. Best wishes.

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, and mediator. He is the co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute, a training and consultation firm that trains professionals to deal with high-conflict people and situations. He is the author of several books and methods for handling high conflict personalities and high-conflict disputes with the most difficult people.