Many divorce lawyers react with skepticism when clients claim that their spouse suffers from borderline personality disorder. However, in high conflict litigation, many parties demonstrate some kind of personality disorder. Frequently, the behaviors that arise from these conditions are key to a divorce suit. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms and signs of Borderline Personality Disorder include:
An individual who meets five or more of these criteria may receive a formal diagnosis. Even if a spouse demonstrates fewer than five criteria, “borderline traits” may be a helpful lens through which to view problematic behavior like:
If you feel that these traits or behaviors are relevant to your situation, consider contacting an experienced family law attorney to discuss how they may impact your divorce or child custody suit.
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