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Personality Disorders in a Divorce in AZ | Hildebrand Law, PC

Tue 18th Jul, 2017 Arizona Divorce Laws

Divorce and personality disorders in Arizona do not make the divorce process easy. Dealing with a spouse who has a personality disorder will often result in him or her taking unreasonable positions and abusing the legal system to drive up the costs of the divorce. The question becomes whether your spouse has a personality disorder or is simply a mean person.

Mental health professionals rely upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (“DSM”) to diagnose whether a person has a personality disorder. That resource provides that a personality disorder is a persistent, pervasive and inflexible pattern of experiences and behaviors that fall outside of societal norms. The DSM lists the following ten specific forms of personality disorders.

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personal Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissist Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Personality Change Due to Another Medical Condition
  • Other Specified Personality Disorder and Unspecified Personality Disorder
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Divorce and Personality Disorders | How to Handle Them in a Divorce

The question becomes how to address the dysfunctional personality in an Arizona divorce.
The answer to this issue depends upon the particular type of personality disorder you are facing since each one has its unique characteristics. The severity of personality disorder is also a factor that can have a significant impact on your divorce.

You should click on the links above to the various personality disorders and their specific characteristics and potential impact on divorce in Arizona. You should also hire an attorney who is both familiar with the different personality disorders and know how to deal with them.

If you have questions about personality disorders in an Arizona divorce case, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona divorce and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in divorce and family law cases.

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