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October 2015 Archives

Cluster B behaviors can impact custody

Unless you are a psychologist, counselor or medical doctor, chances are you are not aware what Cluster B behaviors are. They are defined as a group of personality disorders characterized by overly emotional, dramatic or unpredictable behavior or thinking. Some of the disorders that fall under this category are borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. While it is completely possible for people that suffer from these types of disorders to live a relatively normal life, a diagnosis of a Cluster B behavior disorder can play an important role in a child custody battle.

Man sleeps outside estranged wife's mansion

A Texas man is going beyond contesting his impending divorce to downright protesting it. The 69-year-old man has been living in the front bushes of his large, mansion for the past several months. As a recent Daily News story reports, since his wife filed for divorce last June, he has been against moving, divorcing and giving up his beautiful home.

What you can do if she wants the guns

So you're headed for divorce, and you and your spouse are in the middle of battling for property. While many couples can agree on a fair division of property, every so often a spouse demands an item solely for the purpose of aggravating their soon-to-be ex. This is a common occurrence and can have one person seeking ownership of an item they never cared about in the first place. This is especially common with high ticket items like firearms.

Why should I incorporate before marriage?

For small-business owners, the decision to get married comes with a whole separate bag of concerns aside from the typical prenuptial challenges. Whether their business is small and manageable or successful and growing, sole proprietors can make minor changes to their business that may offer major protection for their assets in the event of a divorce.

Morality clause in custody

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your divorce, you may be worried about your ex rushing into introducing your child to their new significant other. While this situation can cause hurt feelings and anger on your part, it can also be confusing and frustrating to your child. If you are concerned about the possibility of your child seeing their other parent in a new relationship role too soon, you may opt for a morality clause in your custody agreement.