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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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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 Read More

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Father’s Rights – Trends in Child Custody

There are numerous attorneys, law firms, and organizations that hold themselves out as advocates for father’s rights.  But what are the father’s rights in a child custody case? Father’s Rights — Rights Regardless of Gender By the letter of the law, fathers have equal rights as it pertains to care, custody, and possession of their children. Read More

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A Better Understanding of Custody Designations

When discussing family law matters with individuals outside of the legal field, it is not uncommon to hear people incorrectly describe the types of custody designations. Reasonably so, as the definitions of the various types of custody designations or “conservators” (a person who has some rights or obligations with respect to a child) are somewhat 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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Common Law Marriage in Texas

Common Law Marriage in Texas — Traditional Versus Informal Marriages Common law marriage is not the term recognized by the State of Texas. It’s called an Informal Marriage and is covered under the Texas Family Code in Sections 2.401 through 2.404. For the purposes of this article, however, we will still use the familiar term, Read More

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Divorce Mediation in Texas – What is it, and How Does it Work?

Divorce mediation in Texas is defined as the attempt to settle a legal dispute through a third party mediator who works to help the parties find a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediation process is non-binding, which means the case will only be settled if both parties agree. Divorce mediation in Texas does not always result Read More

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Grandparent’s Rights in Texas

What are grandparents’ rights in Texas when it comes to custody or visitation in a difficult situation? The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild often plays an important role in the lives of both individuals. In unfortunate situations involving either the death or divorce of a child’s parents, the relationship between a grandparent and 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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