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How do you respond to legal threats?

I tell my clients when they worry about their toxic partners filing some kind of legal action, not to worry until they are served papers. Narcissists like to give empty threats about something you fear the most in order to gain more control over you. If yours was the...

Managing my world as a single parent.

This is the second time in my 26 years of parenting that I am a single parent of two children. My older two are now adults and living on their own and then I have my littles. Being a single parent in Florida was a lot easier than it is now. In Florida, everything was...

From Surviving to Thriving

The first summer as a single parent for the second time around, really the third, but I will say being a single parent of one was much easier than two both times. Being a single mother of two and this time being in hiding makes it extra difficult but I will do...

Two Minutes and Forty-Two Seconds I will never get back

This summer has flown by, which is odd because summer seemed to have taken forever before, but not in a good way. I just remember dreading the summer. The kids would be home and getting and keeping things cleaned around the house was damn near impossible and I knew...

Why it’s Important to Have Courtroom Confidence.

When you finally decide to leave your toxic partner it is usually before you have had a chance to heal. This makes having confidence in court difficult to find but it is one of the most important. From across the isle, your narc still tries to abuse you. They know the...

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How to Determine Child Support.

Most states provide a child support worksheet with your divorce packet. This will help in determining how much if any that the co-parent will have to provide. The parent who has more parenting time, if they make less than the other parent, will usually be awarded...

How to Write a Parenting Plan

The divorce process comes with many steps and sometimes obstacles. When divorcing a narcissist the best thing is No Contact but when children are involved Low Contact is the only option. If your spouse and you are somewhat communicating throughout the divorce process...

What states are no-fault states?

When married to a narcissist there are a lot of reasons you may want to divorce. In fact, you may even want to bring these things up in court or in your petition for divorce but this is not allowed in many states. I was divorced in a no-fault state, which means you're...

If You Were My Attorney?

Let's say I am driving home from work and I was lost in my thoughts as I was driving the same roads I drive every day but today I'm pushing the gas a little more than I thought and I get pulled over for speeding. If you were my attorney, what would you charge me? What...

Does the Narcissist always win? When Karma pays a Visit.

It may seem like the narcissist always wins but what happens when Karma pays a visit? When my ex left, after me finding pills in his possession and kicking him out, he did so by leaving me broke with rent, electric, and phone bills due. When my adult daughter called...

Sole Custody and a Deadbeat Narcissist.

I am thankful to have sole custody of my children and I will do anything to make sure that my children are safe and well taken care of. I want them to have everything that they need and a lot of times I hate that I can't give them everything they want because they...

Why do Narcissists think they are above the law?

This is a reminder that Narcissists think they are above the law. They don't believe they have to follow court orders on support or anything for that matter. It is currently tax day in America and my ex narc thinks I am just playing games. Not filing a yearly tax...

Understanding Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation has become a more affordable and ‘harmonious’ way to deal with one’s divorce. But not all divorce cases are meant for divorce mediation. In cases where you have an abusive spouse, the safety that the Court may provide would be recommended. When you...

Preparation for Child Custody Court Ordered Mediation

In child custody disputes, mediators can help collect information about each parent and organize this information in a useful way. During mediation, all aspects of both parents can be taken into consideration, including childhood, past divorces, past history, parent’s...

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