A “high-conflict” family law case is one in which the issues at question in the divorce or co-parenting agreement are unnecessarily litigious. High-conflict family law cases often involve “bad behavior” that a relatively normal person would not engage in—such as parental alienation, child abuse, false allegations of abuse, domestic violence, and other moral or ethical issues.

In a high-conflict family law case, the protection of your rights and best interests are generally at a greater risk than other family law cases. You need specialized legal representation from a divorce and custody attorney who is experienced in handling family law cases that involve high-conflict issues.