Friday, August 29, 2008

Reigning In The Adversarial Process Response

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.

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