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  • If One Parent Has a History of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, What Protections Can You Seek?
    If One Parent Has a History of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, What Protections Can You Seek?

    Substance Abuse & Personality Disorders It is well documented that substance abuse disorders are often comorbid, or simultaneously present with, personality disorders such as Narcissistic Personality ...

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  • 3 Types of Female Narcissists & the Tactics They Use in Court
    3 Types of Female Narcissists & the Tactics They Use in Court

    Narcissism is a relational disease. When a narcissist gets into a relationship, marries, or has children, their relational problems and fear of intimacy often lead to high-conflict divorces. ...

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  • What Does Joint Legal Custody Mean with Medical Decisions in Virginia?
    What Does Joint Legal Custody Mean with Medical Decisions in Virginia?

    According to VA. CODE ANN. § 20-124.1, joint legal custody is defined as a situation where “both parents retain joint responsibility for the care and control of the child and joint authority to make ...

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  • Can the Court Consider Parental Alienation Syndrome?
    Can the Court Consider Parental Alienation Syndrome?

    What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome? Parental Alienation Syndrome (“PAS”) describes negative behaviors a child exhibits towards one parent resulting from the other parent’s negative “campaign” ...

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  • Virginia Partition Suits in the Family Law Context
    Virginia Partition Suits in the Family Law Context

    When people divorce after residing in a marital home, or a loved one dies and leaves real estate to several heirs, the parties often disagree about how to dispose of the property. Some individuals ...

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  • Recognizing Emotional Abuse in Your Marriage
    Recognizing Emotional Abuse in Your Marriage

    Narcissistic and high-conflict people often utilize psychological and emotionally abusive tactics to control, manipulate, and dominate their partners. These behaviors can be so subtle and insidious ...

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