Family Law

How to Deal With a Narcissist Husband or Wife: Part 2 — Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Relationships

This blog post continues our discussion of how to communicate with a narcissist and focuses on how to deal with a narcissist husband or wife — to read part 1, click here. . Clients frequently tell their divorce attorneys that their spouse is a narcissist. We hear it all the time. Most attorneys dismiss those…

How to Deal With a Narcissist Husband or Wife: Part 1 — Communicating With A High Conflict Personality

This blog post is the first of a series and discusses narcissistic personality disorder and relationships. To read the second half of this discussion and learn how to deal with a narcissist husband or wife, click here for part 2 Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis in which, generally speaking, a person has…

The Costs of Divorce: Time and Money

There are two questions that are almost always asked by a potential client during an initial consult for divorce: “How long will the entirety of the divorce process take?” and “How much will this cost me in the end?”. Answering these questions can be challenging for an attorney as attorneys can never truly be certain…

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…

Traditional Vs. Common-Law Marriage in Texas

Traditional Versus Informal Marriages The State of Texas does recognize common-law marriages. It’s called an Informal Marriage and is covered under the Texas Family Code in Sections 2.401 through 2.404. The other type of marriage recognized by the State of Texas is a Traditional Marriage. This is what most people think of when thinking of…

Grandparent’s Rights in Texas

The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild often plays an important role in both the grandparent and the grandchild’s life. In unfortunate situations involving either a death or divorce of a child’s parent, the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild may become extremely limited or even severed, with little regard for the actual…