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Has a narcissistic ex made custody arrangements more difficult?

Clashing personalities can make you feel like you can no longer continue your marriage. You may have found yourself married to a narcissist, and over time, his or her incessant self-absorption may have made the relationship unbearable or at least extremely unpleasant. While you may have decided that divorce would help your situation, you may still have concerns when it comes to the custody of your children.

You certainly want to do the best for your kids, and under the terms of your custody arrangement, they will likely continue having interaction with their other parent. So what does that mean for you and dealing with your narcissistic ex?

Who will decide custody arrangements for your kids?

Going through a divorce as a parent can often cause conflict related to child custody. You undoubtedly want to do your best not to upset your kids' lives during these proceedings. Coming to custody terms that keep the children's best interests as a priority may lessen the likelihood of negative consequences.

Because determining who will get custody of the kids and how the arrangement will work present many tough decisions, the choice of who will make those decisions remains a concern for many parents. Though you may want to come to the terms without court interference, conflict may prevent that strategy from working, and the court may have to decide.

Are you the primary caregiver to your children?

The aspects of divorce that hit a person the most can differ from case to case. For you as a parent, you may worry most about what will happen when it comes to determining custody of your children. A multitude of factors can play a role the terms of custody agreements, ranging from the ability of the parent to provide care to the children's preferences.

Even though you may feel as if you should gain more favorable custody terms, you may still feel somewhat apprehensive about whether you could gain primary custody. If you and the other parent can work together amicably, you may come to terms with which you feel comfortable outside of the courtroom. However, if conflicts arise and you both cannot agree, the court may have a greater say in determining custody arrangements.

TTD moving back to center?

The COA issued their decision in Maker's Mark v. Clark, 2015-CA-000692 (not to be published) on December 4, 2015. The COA reversed the ALJ regarding TTD. Plaintiff was limited to one handed duty. Maker's Mark placed her back at ... 

Court of Appeals Decisions for October 9: ALJ Rudloff reversed, the UEF gets a bad deal, so does UPS. Meanwhile Plaintiffs get it all.

Three cases were issued, two were published by our Court of Appeals ("COA"). Let's delve into each.

Miller v. Go Hire Employment Dev., Inc.

2014-CA-000379-WC

Rudloff-reversed.

Plaintiff was involved in a MVA, suffering various alleged injuries to her low back ...

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