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Becoming a Family Lawyer

Vol. 53 No. 2   May 2019

Spring/Summer Double Issue

The Summer issue is the second half of a double Spring/Summer issue. The PDF (above) contains the whole double issue.


Domestic Relations

Confronting the Challenge of the High-Conflict Personality in Family Court

Most family law cases resolve relatively swiftly, but “a profoundly dysfunctional subset of cases” do not. Rather, these are fueled by “high-conflict personalities” and a system that seems to facilitate conflict. The authors designed a qualitative survey to better understand the phenomenon, and they propose a range of pragmatic, systemic reforms.