Divorce 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…

What is the right of first refusal?

Do a Google search on the “right of first refusal” and you will find numerous articles from the state of Illinois. Illinois is considering enacting a law requiring the right of first refusal in child custody cases. This has created quite a controversy among legislators, lawyers, and parent facilitators. But why? What is the right…