How to deal with a bad therapist in a family law case

Family law cases involving child custody usually have any number of therapists playing different roles in the case.  One can be a therapist to the child, another can see each parent, a third can see both parents.  One of the important features of using therapists is that it can provide opportunities for normal, well-adjusted people [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Borderline Personality Disorder and divorce

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties in regulating emotion. This difficulty leads to severe, unstable mood swings, impulsivity and instability, poor self-image and stormy personal relationships. People may make repeated attempts to avoid real or imagined situations of abandonment. The combined result of living with BPD can manifest into destructive behavior, [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When family law judges declare “A plague on both your houses!”

  MERCUTIO: I am hurt. A plague o' both your houses! I am sped. Is he gone, and hath nothing? -Romeo and Juliet The houses, in this case, are those of the feuding Montague and Capulet families, which caused Juliet so much grief and was the source of her 'O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ten biggest mistakes in divorce

What are some of the biggest divorce mistakes? HAVING LESS MONEY THAN YOUR SPOUSE The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.Anatole France, The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7 French novelist (1844 - 1924)  . If [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Judicial Discretion and the Law of Tyrants

"The discretion of a judge is said to be the law of tyrants. It is always unknown. It is different in different men. It is casual and depends upon constitution, temper and passion. In the best, it is sometimes caprice. In the worst, it is every vice, folly and passion to which human nature is [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Divorce Corp and Marriage of Sorge

The other day I was researching a case on child support and was trying to determine what duty a parent had to disclose information regarding child support.  As I found out, once a "final judgment" is entered on the issue of child support (for example, as the result of a trial) the supporting parent no [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is my partner a narcissist?

  The term "narcissist" comes from the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus, in which the two main characters were cursed by the gods and doomed because they loved people who could not love them back.  Echo was cursed by the gods, fell in love with Narcissus, and eventually died of a broken heart.  Narcissus [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Family Law|0 Comments

When the other parent wants to move away with your children

In the aftermath of any divorce or breakup where people have mutual children, it is often the case that one person wants to move and take the children with them.  What are their rights? This portion of a case is called a "move-away" case and is subject to a complex series of amorphous standards that [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parental Alienation: Welcome Back Pluto

By | December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parental Alienation Expert Richard Warshak

If you or your loved one has experience with the form of child abuse known as parental alienation, you should be familiar with the book "Divorce Poison" by Dr. Richard Warshak. Dr. Warshak is a prominent psychologist who specializes in helping children and families caught in the grip of this terrible phenomena.  If you or [...]

By | December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments