Archive for February 2017

A Better Understanding of Custody Designations

When discussing family law matters with individuals outside of the legal field, it is not uncommon to hear people incorrectly describe the types of custody designations. Reasonably so, as the definitions of the various types of custody designations or “conservators” (a person who has some rights or obligations with respect to a child) are somewhat…

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Divorcing a Narcissist

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. “But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” The DSM-5 criteria for…

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Common Law Marriage in Texas

Common Law Marriage in Texas — Traditional Versus Informal Marriages Common law marriage is not the term recognized by the State of Texas. It’s called an Informal Marriage and is covered under the Texas Family Code in Sections 2.401 through 2.404. For the purposes of this article, however, we will still use the familiar term,…

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