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Divorce and personality disorders: What you need to know

Personality disorders in America are more common than you may expect. According to several studies, up to 20% of people suffer from a serious personality disorder. If you are going through a divorce with a spouse who has a personality disorder, the proceeding can often be more challenging and high-conflict. There are, however, steps you and your attorney can take to help facilitate the process.

What factors do judges consider in child custody proceedings?

Divorce is a difficult thing to go through for families and the changes it brings about can be difficult for both parents and children. This is particularly true in cases where parents cannot agree on how to divide their assets and debts, and especially when they cannot come to a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding custody and parenting time.

How do I know if adoption is right for me?

For Lionel Richie, the desire to adopt a child began at a Prince concert. During the show, Lionel watched in adoration as a two-year-old girl played tambourine on stage with Prince. Backstage, Lionel was introduced to the girl and realized her "family situation was falling apart." He wanted to help and eventually ended up adopting that little girl, whose name was Nicole.

How can you protect yourself in case of divorce?

Texas readers may have read about the legal drama that is unfolding between the famous actor Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard. Following a divorce filing just 15 months after they got married, the two are now locked in a legal battle over spousal support and other financial matters. This battle could have been largely avoided if the couple had taken certain steps before they got married.