Category Archives: Family Law

Illinois Divorce: Personality awareness: The key skill to dealing with high-conflict people

“Could you become a high-conflict person’s (HCP’s) Target of Blame? If you’re not watchful and careful, yes. HCPs generally pick on people they are close to or people in authority positions. These close personal or supervisory relationships usually involve the types of people we’re inclined to invite into our lives, often without knowing much about them. Avoiding and deflecting high-conflict behavior is like avoiding illness. You can protect yourself from becoming someone’s Target of Blame by vaccinating yourself with knowledge of the personality patterns of high-conflict people. I call this personality awareness. In fact, with personality awareness you will be more confident in dealing with people, because you will know how to recognize the warning signs of dangerous personality patterns before they do you much harm.” Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Domestic Violence and the Dangers of Gaslighting

You and your boyfriend are having a heated argument with a close male friend you have. Your boyfriend claims that your friend likes you in an intimate manner and demands that you stop talking to him immediately. This frowned upon friendship dates back to your college years and you don’t want to break up such a long friendship over something you find to be a rather dumb argument. But, you love your boyfriend and don’t want to lose him. After some time to think, you agree to end the friendship. It was the most difficult thing you ever had to do. Weeks later, your boyfriend asks how your former friend is. When you tell him that you stopped talking to that friend per his request, your boyfriend says, “What? I never told you to do that. You’re crazy!” Your heart skips a beat… Does this situation sound familiar? If so, then you might be the victim of an emotionally abusive relationship. The scenario above is known as gaslighting. According to the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Children's passports when parents are unmarried or separated

The United State Department of State offers a variety of resources, including the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP).  Visit the website here... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Turning the Tables on Alimony | WNBA Star Candace Parker Pays $400K in Alimony

NBA Star Candace Parker Pays $400K in Alimony to her Former Husband Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks pays NBA player, Shelden Williams, $400,000.00 for alimony in the couple’s settlement of their divorce case, according to a report from TMZ Sports. The parties agreed on the division of their assets, including their California home. […] The post Turning the Tables on Alimony | WNBA Star Candace Parker Pays $400K in Alimony appeared first on Scottsdale Arizona Family Law & Divorce Attorneys... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Medical Marijuana and Employee Drug Testing

With the recent medical marijuana bill passing last month, many concerns and questions have popped up across New Jersey, especially in the workplace. The idea that you can use or smoke marijuana just because of your doctor’s approval doesn’t mean you can do it anytime or anywhere, even at work. Even though multiple states use marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes, the law is quite tricky. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against their employees because of their disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities so that they can perform the essential functions of their job. Be that as it may, Section 12114(a) of the ADA, states that “a qualified individual with a disability shall not include any employee or applicant who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs.” This is based on a list of drugs that are considered illegal by….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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