High Conflict Divorce

Hi! The term “high conflict divorce” seems to appear on your website, and while you also provide information regarding narcissism, I didn’t see much information related to HCD and the link to NPD. What are your views on narcissistic or post separation abuse when arguing a HCD case? Are you familiar with the Santa Clara Study or are open to understanding this study for clients facing a HCD specific to NPD?

When dealing with an opposing party that may be narcissistic in negotiations or at trial, care must be taken to have plenty of evidence and concrete examples to counteract the narcissistic person’s narrative and to be able to poke holes in that narrative. Judges, mediators, and lawyers are very experienced in dealing with narcissistic people and can usually recognize fairly quickly when narcissistic traits are present.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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