It’s January, so there’s always something new to be aware of.
Books for Lawyers and Clients
1.Here’s an update on some books and resources with more information about parent estrangement, high conflict, resist-refusal dynamics, and the like, as discussed in Weds seminar at the Family Law Institute
Baker, Amy, and J. Michael Bone, High Conflict Custody Battle (2014).
Eddy, Bill, Don’t Alienate the Kids, Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High Conflict Divorce.
Eddy, Bill, BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns.
Garber, Benjamin, The Family Law Professional’s Field Guide to High-Conflict Litigation: Dynamics, Not Diagnoses (2021).
Garber, Benjamin, Mending Fences: A Collaborative, Cognitive-Behavioral Reunification Protocol Serving the Best Interests of the Post-Divorce, Polarized Child.
Greenberg, Fidler, and Saini, Evidence-Informed Interventions for Court-Involved Families, (2019).
Moran, John, and Tyler Sullivan, Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap (2015).
Moran, John, and Shawn McCall, Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: 33 Coparenting Solutions (2020).
Warshak, Richard, The High Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide, Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing
Warshak, Richard, Parental Alienation: Overview, Management, Intervention, and Practice Tips, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2015)
Warshak, Richard, Children Resisting Postseparation Contact with a Parent: Concepts, Controversies, and Conundrums, Family Court Review, Vol. 48, No 1, January 2010.
2. Pending Arizona Legislation. You may have heard about a piece of legislation pending which would give a presumption that children age 12 and over can decide both legal decision-making and the parenting time schedule. Right now that’s a pending bill in the Arizona House, HB2418 You can use that link to review the Bill status (and read the text of the Bill, under the “Documents” tab) You can contact your own representative to comment on that bill and you can email the Bill’s sponsor at this tab
3. Domestic Violence and Family Law Podcasts. High Conflict Institute has two recent podcast episodes on the Domestic Violence Interview series — the podcasts are free, of course.
Part I Domestic Violence in Family Law
Part II Domestic Violence in Family Law
These podcasts give a nice, although brief, overview of the 20+ hours of interviews that were done with 16 national experts on domestic violence and family courts, which were distilled into a 6-hour video series “Conversations About Domestic Violence in Family Law With 16 Experts” which is available for purchase and viewing online.
4. Averhealth Informational Sheets. A few handouts from Averhealth about substance testing are found here including info on Fentanyl, why drug levels don’t mean what you think they mean, lab vs. instant testing, and deception of dilution.