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Reunification therapy: The legal angles.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020)
The purpose of this article is not to take sides. Rather, it is to investigate what may lead to the need for reunification therapy.
Protecting clients who are divorcing someone with borderline or narcissistic personality disorder
It's difficult to find balance in the roller-coaster ride imposed by someone suffering from a personality disorder.
Ethical Child Custody Evaluations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
In a divorce, there may be a child custody dispute, but whatever objections may arise, hopefully, there should be no question concerning the evaluator’s ethics or objectivity.
A victim of emotional abuse says, ‘I’m staying in the marriage for the kids’ sake.’ How do you respond?
Emotional abuse breeds self-doubt. While attorneys are not therapists, we can still be supportive of what our clients are going through. That means, along with discussing legal strategies regarding whether a client ultimately ...
Can ‘cruel treatment’ impact property division in divorce?
It seems to happen more often than not that a potential new client seeking a divorce alludes to cruel treatment by their spouse. Tennessee Williams wrote: “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.” ...
Reunification therapy: What's a court and a therapist to do?
When parents separate or divorce, harsh feelings are sometimes part of the process. Sadly, those negative emotions can impact their children. While it has sometimes been referred to as parental alienation, it is common ...
Is your spouse unstable? The need to know versus privacy rights
The pending case of In Re Grohman presents a classic dilemma. Larry Wegner sought court orders mandating a psychological evaluation of his wife, Sondra Grohman, in the context of a divorce proceeding. Does every family law ...
You're a victim of emotional abuse. How do you fortify your reputation with your children?
(Divorce Marketing Group & Segue Esprit Inc., 2022-04-29)
As a victim of emotional abuse, you understand the power of emotions and must provide emotional support to your children and to yourself.
10 Tips to Stop a Client in Denial from Derailing their Case
(Divorce Marketing Group, 2021-12-13)
When your family law client is denying the reality of their situation, use these strategies to help keep the process – and your client – on track.
Smoothing out legal co-parenting pitfalls during holidays
Your client, a divorced parent, is planning their first holiday season under new co-parenting arrangements. As an attorney, the single best piece of advice you can give your client is this: If the client anticipates a legal ...