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How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

Sep 30, 2018 — by Debra Sutton

Co-parenting with a narcissist is most often a high-conflict atmosphere.  The dissolution of marriage or separation of the couple has been accomplished.  Co-parenting is now the narcissists place of connection and control with their former partner.  Using children in this fashion is not appropriate and can have substantial and long-lasting adverse impact if not strategically dealt with as a matter of initial priority.  If the conflict is not managed, third parties, such as educators, medical and child care professionals may decline involvement with the family. Having a strong, experienced professional team is imperative. Educating yourself on these dynamics is advisable. Consider some of the techniques discussed here.

GET HELP!  Consider consultation for advice with Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney, Debra Sutton, as to your family's specific needs.

How to Survive a Divorce from a Narcissist

Sep 30, 2018 — by Debra Sutton

Surviving any divorce is challenging, but separating from a narcissist is particularly difficult. You must have a strategy.

These cases are often determined by the Court as the narcissist will strongly believe the Judge will reule in their favor.  They often decline to agree on any settlement due to a belief the coutt will be persuaded by their position.  In addition, if the decision is made by the Court, then there is a way to avoid responsibility for the outcome blaming such on the court.  Meanwhile, they will seek to run up the bill and do that which they can to frustrate best interests.

What to do? - BE PREPARED. GET QUALIFIED HELP! You and your attorney need to be proactive and able to respond swiftly. Have a strategy. Talk to your lawyer and therapist. Avoid communication with the narcissist. Focus on protecting any children. CALL TODAY for your appointment with Debra Sutton, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.


Is Your Spouse or Partner a Narcissist?

Sep 30, 2018 — by Debra Sutton
Tags: Narcissist Coparenting Divorce Controling Behavior

Did I Marry a Narcissist?

We consult with spouses who are suffering in unhealthy, debilitating relationships.  Then, when children come into the family, substantial difficulty arises in parenting children. If the spouse or partner is a narcissist the problem centers on that mental illness and how and whether to deal with it or leave the relationship.  While not all who display some of the characteristics are diagnosed with this personality disorder, the distinction is often more a matter of degree of harm rather than its avoidance. Learn about some of the basic signs and what to do to GET HELP!


Using the Collaborative Method in Your Case

Jan 14, 2018 — by Debra Sutton

Use the Private Alternative Where Family Matters: Collaborative Law

Marital discord, particularly where children are involved, is a difficult time.  Selecting the collaborative law process can avoid the substantial adverse impact of litigation seen long after the case is concluded. Give yourself and loved ones the gift of a collaborative resolution. Collaborative lawyers work with the sole purpose of settling the case; not to litigate it. Collaborative lawyers will keep the focus on an amicable resolution.

Call the Sutton Law Firm today to schedule an appointment to settle your case by this dignified, private method now approved in Florida.

Is Collaborative Law For You?

Jan 14, 2018 — by Debra Sutton

Can the Collaborative Method Help in My Case?

Whether in divorce, modification, or enforcement - anyone can benefit from the collaborative process! Why? The focus is toward settlement. Should it appear an agreement cannot be reached, the parties suspend negotiations, reconsider their position(s), and resume to explore further options. Ultimately, the entire matter, or a substantial portion of it, should be resolved.

Let us help you collaboratively resolve your divorce, custody, visitation, support, relocation, parenting plan, paternity, and other areas of family law disagreement. Increase your chances of settlement. Call for your consultation today.

Collaborative Law “official” in Florida

Jul 23, 2017 — by Debra Sutton
Tags: Collaborative Family Law Settlement

Use the Collaborative Law Process Act to increase the likelihood of reaching an out-of-court settlement.

Does My Loved One Need a Guardianship?

Jul 23, 2017 — by Debra Sutton

Evaluating whether a loved one needs a guardian.



Relocation Law: Custody and Visitation Concerns for Moving Parents

May 12, 2016 — by Debra Sutton
Tags: Child Custody Time Sharing Divorce

Moving and relocating after a divorce can lead to many challenges with regard to time-sharing and child custody. Let's explore the laws.

Governor Scott VETOES Alimony and Time Sharing Bill

Apr 15, 2016 — by Debra Sutton

Today Governor Rick Scott Vetoed SB 668.

Will Governor Rick Scott Veto SB 668?

Apr 12, 2016 — by Debra Sutton
Tags: Alimony Family Law Custody Time Sharing

Governor Rick Scott now has until April 19th to sign or veto SB 668. Let's consider this alimony and time sharing reform law.

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