On this BlogTalkRadio program, family law attorney Natalie Malonis and I discuss high-conflict divorce and custody issues.
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Robert Full Of Rage says
Your radio show has been missed. I look forward to your radio show returning tonight.
Looking forward to the show. Hopefully there will be some discussion about the majority of people who can’t afford to go to court in every single instance, how court agreements are made under duress because of lack of $$$$ and the ability of courts/lawyers to reduce conflict rather than increase it. I’m starting to think that self-representation is a better option unless you have 100K to burn. Legal aid isn’t a reasonable option because lawyers know their hours are limited.
I’m really curious about this “collaborative law” that I’ve heard about. I’d also like to know if mandatory mediation reporting to the judge is better than fighting it out in court.
Enjoyed listening to a replay this morning. Thanks for having Natalie Malonis on. Her note that PAS happens before a divorce rang very true to me. My wife has tried to turn my son 6 into an ally or worse yet just say things to him to hurt me because she couldn’t process her feelings. This is abuse and alienation. I go out with my friends when she doesn’t approve at night and she takes the kids out past their bedtime to do something fun. Again son associates me as not being a part of their fun. So yes Dad’s look for parental alienation tactics. This is just scraping the surface but they will do anything if their broken emotions make them feel justified. I can only imagine how this would amp up in family court.
Natalie Malonis says
Dr T, thanks so much for having me on your show. Also, many thanks to your listeners and callers and to Paul Elam for the great questions and discussion. I hope I have the opportunity to join you again on the show.
As always, great show Dr. T! And thank you Natalie! One thing has been on my mind regarding the man who broke up with his Cluster B girlfriend who happens to be pregnant: I hope he gets a paternity test done. He seemed like such a stand-up guy who was willing to take responsibility for the child which makes him just the type of man a Cluster B would target. Although “every sperm is sacred” 😉 that sperm just might not be his.
Funky Monk says
Great show again Dr. T! 🙂
Incidentally the article that one caller referred to as having turned him on to personality disorders is the same one that turned the light-bulb on in my mind as well. Like that caller, I was also amazed at how accurately the article described the personality and behaviour of my now ex-wife, and it started me on the path to a better life for my son and me.
For reference, the link to that life-changing article is here: http://shrink4men.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/relationships-with-borderline-narcissistic-personality-women/