What does high conflict mean in the context of divorce?

By Erin McGaughey
January 13, 2016

Sometimes, the divorcing couple can't speak to one another because it is very emotional and hurtful, and a lot of emotions are raised. I would consider a high conflict to be more with those couples who almost will aggravate one another, whether intentionally or because it's driven out of hurt or fear. The high conflict can come out of physical or verbal aggression. If there's a restraining order involved, that's definitely a high-conflict case.

Partner at McGaughey & Spirito, California family lawyer Erin McGaughey handles complex divorce cases that involve child custody issues, financial issues, and business interests.

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January 13, 2016

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