Splitting: Present Accurate Information in Family Court in Ways that Solve Problems Rather than Escalate Them

© 2011 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Splitting : Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with a Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

We sincerely hope this book will help you, your attorney, and others involved in your case to negotiate reasonable out-of-court settlements whenever possible, or present accurate information in family court in ways that solve problems rather than escalate them.

There is a wide range of possibilities when a divorce involves someone with borderline personality (BP) or narcissistic personality (NP) traits: from fairly manageable out-of-court settlements to highly adversarial court battles with multiple allegations of abusive behavior. This book will give you problem-solving strategies across this range of unknown possibilities. Addressing what to expect and what to do, this book focuses on:

· Conflict dynamics of people with BP and NP traits

· What occurs in today’s family courts

· The importance of the various court-related professionals

· How court cases with people with BP or NP traits can go badly, unless you’re well-prepared

· What you can do to protect yourself and your children, and get enforceable court orders

Throughout this book we provide case examples from Bill’s clinical and legal practice, altering all identifying information or using composites of actual cases, as well as alternating between male and female examples.

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.