Understanding Divorce in Common Law Marriage

Common law marriage is a type of marriage that is not based on a formal ceremony or a marriage license, but rather on the couple’s behavior and how they present themselves as a married couple to society. Many believe that a couple cannot be considered in a common law marriage until they have represented themselves […]

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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem, a GAL, is a court-appointed individual who is responsible for representing the best interests of a child or other vulnerable individual in a legal proceeding. The GAL is typically appointed in cases where there are concerns about the welfare or safety of the child or at-risk person, such as in cases […]

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How To Disarm A Narcissist During Divorce Mediation

Have you ever noticed how the goalpost keeps moving when dealing with a narcissist? The rules, expectations, behaviors, and conduct are consistently inconsistent. Narcissists use random and varied tactics of fear and confusion to condition their targets. The objective is to keep them from ever achieving a state of equilibrium; to render them defenseless, compliant, […]

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How to Divorce a Narcissist and Win

By Rebecca Zung, Esq. Are you divorcing a narcissist and afraid you’re not going to win? I hate to say it but….you should be. Why? Because dirty tricks, scamming, lying, pressuring, and even stalking and manipulating are not beneath them. But, there are ways to actually beat them at their own game.  So before we […]

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Is it legal to record in my state & spyware facts / resources

CAN YOU RECORD YOUR PARTNER During a high conflict divorce, there may be a time where your soon-to-be-ex is ranting or threatening you and recording them can come in handy. Not all recordings are going to be admissible in court so ask your lawyer for advice. If your ex is stalking you or harassing you […]

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DIVORCING A NARCISSIST

Divorcing A Narcissist   I still remember walking through the doors of family court for the first time in August of 2009. To anyone on the outside, I looked like I had it all together. I was a respected and recognized member of my local business community, but more importantly, I was a mom. On […]

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Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist with Author Bill Eddy

6 of Bill Eddy’s favorite Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Eddy the author of many books but my favorite is Splitting. Bill was a lawyer and a clinical social worker and the founder of the High Conflict Institute. What I love about this interview is the way […]

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INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE AND DIVORCE – Rosemary Lombardy

Intimate Partner Abuse and Divorce Nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner and almost twenty-five percent of all women have been the victim of severe physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. This is unacceptable and must change. Many of these […]

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Adult Children of Divorce: 10 Surprising Facts Parents Might Not Know

It’s no secret these days that baby boomers have the highest divorce rate of any age group. Yet, few people realize that, because so many of the over 50 crowds are getting divorced now, adult children of divorce have become their own special breed of divorce casualties. Fifty years ago, only 2.8% of Americans over […]

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