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Coping with Mental Illness and Personality Disorders In Divorce and Custody Disputes

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Surviving Custody Disputes as a Bipolar Parent | Bipolar Lives

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Parents with Bipolar Disorder face unique challenges when confronted with custodial disputes. Courts see mental health issues as a severe handicap in parenting.


Psychiatric Genetics in Child Custody Proceedings: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues – NCBI – NIH › articles

by M. Sabatello · 2016

Jun 30, 2016 · This paper considers the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the prospect of increasing use of psychiatric genetic data in child custody litigation.  DOI: 10.1007/s40142-016-0093-2 Free PMC Article


Mental Health Records – American Bar Association

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Discovery Of Mental Health Records in Custody Disputes. Carlton D. Stansbury1. Burbach & Stansbury S.C. … The best interests of a child are a court’s paramount concern in determining which parent is the best possible …


What Is a Personality Disorder? Mental health professionals and court officials primarily rely on the DSM-V to classify and diagnose a personality disorder as one of the following:

Family Court and Cluster B Personality Disorders | HuffPost – Huffington Post

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Jul 20, 2017 · Everyone in the family court system who has a hand in deciding the fate of a child should recognize the positive correlation between Cluster B personality disorders and high-conflict divorce.


What Judges Need to Know About Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Custody Cases |

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May 6, 2018 · Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children.


Forget Co-Parenting with a Narcissist. Do This Instead. | Psychology Today

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Learn valuable coping skills for dealing with difficult personalities.


Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Family Court System | HuffPost Life

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Oct 14, 2013 · Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Family Court System … “the very people who are tasked with deciding the fate of the children caught in the middle of these highly contentious custody battles…”


Family Court — The National Alliance for Targeted Parents › family-court

These cases are NOT about custody but are serious domestic abuse and child abuse cases.


Our Broken Family Courts: – Survive, Transform, Soar! › post-13

Jun 2, 2017 · Those with Cluster B personality disorders (comprised of anti-social, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic) are notorious for high conflict divorces and ongoing overuse of the courts.


Who Does That? – Part 2 | Psychology Today

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Sep 11, 2011 · No matter who hires me to speak, they all get the training on Cluster B.


Cluster B’s- What to expect after the break-up Part I | Freedom from emotional, verbal, and physical abuse. › abusemenot › cluster-b…

Nov 24, 2010 · In essence, they are ignoring the boundaries that should have served them in the first place. …


How Personality Disorders Drive Family Court Litigation – RI Divorce Mediation

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Probably the most prevalent personality disorder in family court is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) …