What to Do When Your Former Lover Is a Narcissist

If you are involved in a contentious divorce, here are some tips to make the divorce process a bit easier when dealing with a narcissistic spouse:

Surround Yourself with Supportive People
Don’t listen to their negativity. A narcissistic spouse is usually mentally and verbally abusive. With that being said, try to concentrate on moving forward. Speak with a licensed therapist about your former lover’s behavior. Your former spouse may try to convince you and everyone around you that the divorce is your fault. While their words and actions may be hurtful, you are aware of the truth and those closest to you will not believe their words. Therefore, do not let their behavior consume your life during this already emotional time. During this time, it is important to surround yourself with positive people and positive activities.
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Summer Vacations May Lead to Family Court

Summer is here and it may be time to plan a family vacation with your children. However, many separated or divorced couples may face some challenges when it comes to agreeing on a time frame or destination of travel with their former spouse or soon to be ex.
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Obtaining an Order of Protection as the Victim of Domestic Violence

Orders of protection can be obtained by a person who feels that another individual has committed a crime or a family offense against them. They are typically issued by a judge in Family Court when a victim of domestic violence feels threatened or has been hurt by his or her abuser. An Order of protection can be an important tool in providing safety to victims and offer legal protection by the Courts and/or the police if the abuser comes in contact with or threatens the victim in violation of the terms of the order of protection.
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What to do with a Household in a Divorce

One of the most important assets—and the one most likely to directly affect your life—is the marital home or mortgage. This is typically what the couple invested the most amount of money in and has become a home to each person and children they may share. When going through a divorce, it can be difficult to work out what to do with the property, especially if one or both spouses are adamant about remaining in the home.
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Types of Adoption

When an individual or couple decides to adopt a child, it can be an emotional and exciting time. Many find themselves conflicted over what type of adoption is best for them and their family. Each family’s needs are unique and there are various adoption methods available to meet those needs under the law. Those looking to adopt a child should seek the guidance of a New York adoption lawyer who can help them find out which adoption type is best for their family and guide them through the adoption process.

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Couples Married by a Friend or Family Member May Not Have a Valid Marriage

A trend that has risen in popularity along with that of the Internet is for a couple to be married by a friend or family member rather than an official clergyman. These friends or family members obtain the qualification to marry a couple by applying online. Most of the time, the free process takes less than five minutes and allows that person to begin performing marriages immediately. The appeal that draw couples toward the decision of having a family member or friend officiate the marriage is that it allows for a more intimate, personal, and religiously-neutral ceremony.
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Getting Divorced? Be Aware of What to Do and What Not to Do

Don’t Get Pregnant

Getting pregnant during a divorce can delay the process. In 2004, a Washington judge refused to grant a woman a divorce even though her husband was not the father of the child.

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