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Why You Need to Hire a Board Certified Lawyer — Texas Definition and Importance of Certification

A Board Certified lawyer, in Texas, is an attorney who has joined the most elite ranks of attorneys in the State. Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas Read More

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

Clients frequently tell their divorce attorneys that their spouse is a narcissist. We hear it all the time. Most attorneys dismiss those statements as emotional frustration stemming from the demise of a marriage.  However, according to the U.S. National Institute of Health, 6.2 percent of the United States population has narcissistic personality disorder. That means Read More

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

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis in which, generally speaking, a person has an inflated sense of importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. People with NPD tend to see people either as all good or all bad.  There is little to no gray area.  When you Read More

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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 Read More

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How Do I Communicate with my Family Lawyer

The number one complaint clients have about their lawyers is that they do not return phone calls and emails. In ethics seminars and continuing education, lawyers are constantly reminded of the importance of communicating with their client. So why are so many lawyers so bad at it? There is nothing more personal or important than Read More

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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, Read More

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The Right of First Refusal and Child Custody

Do a Google search on the right of first refusal and you will find numerous articles from the state of Illinois. A law has been enacted there requiring the right of first refusal in all child custody cases. This has created quite a controversy among legislators, lawyers, and parent facilitators. But why? What Is the Read More

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Child Possession and Visitation – The 50/50 Possession Schedule

When most people think of parents having split custody of a child, they think of the standard possession order. That’s when one parent has the child the majority of the time and the other parent has the child every other weekend. There has been a trend developing among legislators, psychologists, and in some courts to Read More

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Child Possession Schedules

One of the first questions all parents have when starting the divorce process is “When will I get to see my kids?” In Texas, child possession and visitation can take many shapes and forms depending on a variety of factors. These factors will all be taken into account through the lens which the judges must Read More

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What to Make of Client Reviews and Testimonials

When I started practicing law there were no websites with reviews, there was no AVVO, or no Google Maps. If you couldn’t get a referral from a friend, you went to the World Wide Web or cracked open the yellow pages. Both are forms of advertising created to show the law firm in the best Read More

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