Family Law

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…