It’s no wonder that it’s easy for many men to fall for a narcissistic woman. She may be extremely seductive, charming, and attractive. But soon her unstable personality can cause a world of pain for any man trapped in her web. What is narcissism? Narcissism is a self-esteem regulation disorder that makes the individual insecure regarding…

Subtle Parental Alienation Tactics Narcissists Use Part II

Three More Subtle Parental Alienation Tactics Narcissists Use As we said previously, parental alienation is when one parent attempts to sabotage or undermine their child’s relationship with the child’s other parent. This can happen through a variety of tactics, including psychological manipulation and gaslighting.  Here are three more sneaky ways narcissists alienate their coparents from…

Subtle Parental Alienation Tactics Narcissists Use Part I

Three Subtle Parental Alienation Tactics Narcissists Use Parental alienation is when one parent attempts to sabotage or undermine their child’s relationship with the child’s other parent. This can happen through a variety of tactics, including psychological manipulation and gaslighting. Narcissists are masters of all sorts of mind games- so it’s no surprise they engage in…

Coping With A Narcissist At Christmas

Coping With Narcissistic Abuse At Christmas & During the Holiday Season Narcissistic abuse is a year-round phenomenon but the holiday season can be especially bad. Holidays can trigger the worst from narcissists as well as create the circumstances where they have center stage to engage in narcissistic abuse tactics. Because the holidays are ostensibly about…

My Spouse Comes from a Family of Mentally Ill People

  My Spouse Comes from a Family of Mentally Ill People More than 50% of the population will be diagnosed with some sort of mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness also has a genetic component. Because of this, it’s fairly common that your spouse will have a mental illness, and/or they’ll come from a…

Split Decisions: Winning Your Southern California Divorce distills a quarter-century of his wisdom and experience into practical advice anyone can use to survive the system.

Our firm is pleased to announce the publication (in Paperback and Kindle) of Split Decisions: Winning your Southern California Divorce. Every day, people in Southern California go to the family court system to battle divorce, custody, and other family law cases – which ultimately wreck their finances, their families, and their lives in the ugly…

Divorce Attorney or Marriage Counselor

Divorce Attorney or Marriage Counselor: Who Should You Call?             Relationships and marriages go through fights, arguments, and disagreements. When the going gets tough, couples have to face an impossible decision: keep trying or call it quits? Which answers another question- who should you call: a divorce attorney or a marriage…

I Was Served With Divorce Papers. What Happens if I Just Do Nothing?

I Was Served With Divorce Papers. What Happens if I Just Do Nothing? Our sympathy for the situation you’re facing but we must warn you that this is a terrible idea! Let’s talk about some of the potential consequences if you do nothing after being served with divorce papers in California. “True Default” Divorce in…

Coping With A Narcissist At Christmas

When Your Child Marries a Narcissist: Advice for Parents Every parent desires to watch their child grow up, find their dream job and get married to a spectacular and kind partner. Of course, parents will be proud of their children no matter what they do, and children don’t always achieve the goals expected of them,…

Distance Learning and Child Custody in California With the re-opening (or non-re-opening) of schools in California, parents have had to determine whether they want their kids to learn in-person or follow a remote learning plan. While this may be an easy decision for parents who are still together, divorced parents have to consider how this…

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