Family Law Advisor Blog


Can You Have a Collaborative Divorce If Your Spouse Has a Difficult Personality?

Posted April 15, 2019, Published by | ,

One of the toughest personalities to be married to, or to divorce, is the person who exhibits narcissist qualities. The word narcissist is in the news a lot lately with people frequently using the word loosely to describe anyone who is boastful, arrogant, manipulative, or seems to let emotions control their actions and reactions. Someone… Read More


Different Roles of a Mental Health Professional in Custody Cases

Posted March 18, 2019, Published by | , ,

Introduction If your divorce involves child custody issues, you may need the assistance of mental health professionals. It is important to understand the differences between the professionals likely to be involved—therapeutic psychologists and forensic psychologists. Although both interact directly with clients, their roles and ethical responsibilities diverge. This article will discuss the different services they… Read More


Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

Posted February 18, 2019, Published by | , , ,

I have been practicing family law since 1991 and have heard hundreds of divorcing spouses say they want to “take the high road” in their divorce. In almost every instance, they were telling the truth. In practice though, many fell short finding it difficult to choose the high road and stay there. Because divorce involves… Read More


Minimizing the Negative Impact of Divorce on Children

Posted February 14, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Research shows that what impacts children of divorce the most is not the divorce itself, but rather the prolonged conflict and tension between the parents. The more parents can do to minimize tension and conflict, the better off the entire family will be. It is clear the relationships we witness as children affect our relationships… Read More

Aimee Pingenot Key- Goranson Bain Ausley- Family Law- Divorce- Dallas- Texas- 480 x 380

Divorce: Mental Health

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | ,

Mental health issues can challenge any marriage. The same mental health issues that affected your marriage will probably impact your divorce and the division of your assets. For families with children, each spouse’s mental health history is important to custody decisions. Q. How will a proven history with mental health issues affect what I am… Read More

Kathryn Murphy- Goranson Bain Ausley- Family Law- Texas

Divorce: Complex Property

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | , ,

What classifies property as “complex” in a divorce? Complex property matters include marital assets that require a special expertise or effort in addressing them. This may include business valuation issues, characterization and tracing of assets, closely-held business interests, trust matters, employment benefits and tax issues among many others. I’ve heard that divorces with complex property… Read More

Curtis Harrison- Goranson Bain Ausley- Family Law- Texas

How to Successfully Divorce Someone with a High-Conflict Personality

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | ,

 Is it possible to get through this divorce with a good outcome, considering I am divorcing someone who might be sociopathic? Yes, although divorcing someone with a personality disorder or a high-conflict personality adds another layer of complexity that should not be ignored. More and more individuals confronting the prospect of divorce are also forced… Read More


5 Tips for Dealing with High Conflict Personalities During Divorce

Posted January 24, 2019, Published by | , ,

A high conflict personality is defined as a person with long-standing patterns of behavior and experience that adversely affect the person’s interrelationships with others and ability to function effectively in the world. A high conflict personality type can exist in both complex and simple divorce cases. Divorcing someone with high conflict personality could produce additional… Read More


How will the Government Shutdown affect my Divorce?

Posted January 10, 2019, Published by | ,

  If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or if have a divorce pending, you may be concerned about how a government shutdown will affect your cashflow and investments. The good news is that the economic impact, overall, is likely to be small. In late 2013, a similar government shutdown, spanning 16 days, trimmed overall… Read More