Creating a Parenting Plan with a Narcissist

Family Lawyer in Scottsdale AZ You have a child with a narcissist and now you need to create a parenting plan.  You can either agree to a parenting plan with the other parent or persuade the Judge that your parenting plan is best.  Your Judge does not know the particular issues between you and the

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How to Co-Parent with your Narcissistic Ex

Co-parenting under the best circumstances can be hard, but co-parenting with a narcissist is especially difficult. You need to make decisions about your child’s education, medical care and other important things with a person who constantly disagrees with you, always has to be right and makes decisions based on their wants and needs and not

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How to Deal with a Narcissist Gaslighting You… I’m not crazy, you are!

Gaslighting is an extreme form of psychological manipulation.  It’s important to note, creating emotional and mental instability in another person doesn’t happen overnight.  It usually happens over an extended period of time. It causes you to question the validity of your own thoughts, makes you question your perception of reality and doubt your own memories. 

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Want to Avoid a Costly Divorce? – Use a Mediator!

Mediation is an informal, confidential meeting with the disputing parties where a neutral, third party Mediator guides them through the process of discussing their situation and exploring ways to negotiate a mutually acceptable solution.  It is an efficient way to resolve conflict because issues can be discussed and potentially resolved in real-time as opposed to

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High Asset Divorce – Dividing Your Retirement Accounts

If you’re going through a divorce or legal separation, and you or your spouse have retirement accounts (IRA’s, 401K’s, Pensions) that need to be divided, you will need to hire an attorney to prepare a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, more commonly known as a QDRO, and have it filed with the Court.  A QDRO is

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SHOULD I FILE FOR DIVORCE?

We’ve all heard the statistics that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Filing for divorce is a big decision that not only impacts you and your spouse, but the lives of your children and extended family, as well.  So, how do you know when it’s time to get a divorce? At Owens & Perkins, we

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DETERMINING CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA

When contemplating divorce with children, determining the amount of child support that will be ordered is a top concern for the parties involved. It can be especially challenging in situations where one or both of the parties are self-employed, own and operate a business, or derive their income from non-employment sources such as family trusts

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High-Conflict Custody Battles in Arizona

In this post, we’re going to cover some important information in regard to dealing with high-conflict custody battles in the State of Arizona.  Legal custody is a legal term referring to the right of a person to make decisions about the care and welfare of a child and includes decisions for education, health care, and

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10 Signs Of A High-Conflict Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy, but a high-conflict divorce can be even more challenging and stressful for the parties as well as any of their children involved. What is a high conflict divorce? A high-conflict divorce often results from individuals with high conflict personalities. High conflict personalities are characterized by people who tend

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