Family Violence

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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HBWV Hires New Family Law Attorney

HBWV would like to welcome Colby G. Berry to the firm! Colby comes to us from the Thomas J. Henry Law firm in Corpus Christi and is the son of partner Byron Berry. He is a hardworking attorney who works tirelessly to obtain his clients’ goals, by building his practice on a foundation of compassion,…

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Why Choose a Board Certified Lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer for your legal matters can become a little daunting when everyone claims to be the best. However, by picking a Board Certified lawyer, you are choosing a highly esteemed and skilled professional in his or her particular field of law practice. What Does Board Certified Mean? Attorneys who are Board Certified…

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Protective Orders and How They Work

By Brian K. Tackett       This article will cover: Where to apply for a protective order What must be in the application How to get a temporary ex parte protective order What a protective order does Purpose of a Protective Order A protective order may be appropriate for a victim of family violence. …

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Family Violence in Divorce Cases – What Are the Risks and Consequences?

This article will review: What is family violence How it impacts spousal maintenance How it impacts custody Family violence can be the basis of fault in a divorce Family violence can cause unequal division of the estate Who can apply for protective orders Family Violence Generally First, what is family violence? Family violence is an…

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Grounds for a Divorce

In the State of Texas, there are “fault” grounds for a divorce and “no-fault” grounds for a divorce. Most divorces are filed as “no-fault” divorces. But often times, the actions of one spouse may be the cause of the divorce. The purpose of this article is to describe the various grounds for divorce in Texas.…

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How to Choose a Lawyer

Choosing Your Attorney Attorneys are the people you call when you need a problem solved. Law firms vary greatly and it is important to find the attorney best equipped to resolve your issues efficiently and effectively. Here are some factors to consider when wondering how to choose a lawyer: Experience in the Practice Area Many…

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