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October 2020 Archives

These 3 signs might mean you're divorcing a narcissist

Like most Texas married couples, you and your spouse have undoubtedly had ups and downs in your relationship. If you happen to be one of many spouses who ultimately have decided that the downs outweigh the ups, you might be considering filing or have already filed for divorce. While your goal might be to settle all pertinent issues as swiftly and peacefully as possible, if your spouse is a narcissist, accomplishing such goals might be more challenging than you'd expect.

Preparing to divorce when your partner is a narcissist

Divorce is especially difficult when you find yourself working against a narcissist. In child custody struggles, the other parent can make it extremely difficult to reach a final order that is fair and sustainable. Despite the challenges ahead, it is possible to pursue terms that will make sense for you and your kids for years to come. This is not a battle you have to fight alone.

Child custody considerations for same-sex couples

If you're divorcing as a same-sex couple in Texas, you may be worried about how the law may apply to your situation, especially when it comes to child custody. The fact is that since the law has changed so much in recent years, many divorcing same-sex couples face unchartered territory, especially when their divorce is particularly complex.

The holidays are coming: Don't panic over the custody schedule

It's already October, and that means that divorced parents everywhere are about to go through than annual ordeal surrounding custody and visitation during the holidays. While your parenting plan may have established some ground rules and a schedule, that doesn't necessarily mean that things will work according to plan -- or that you even want it to work that way.

What's a 'managing conservator' in Texas?

When parents go through a divorce, they usually have lots of questions related to their children -- particularly regarding the rules about custody. In Texas, one of the most important things divorcing couples need to understand is the role of the "managing conservator" in their children's lives.

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