Paranoid Personality Disorder

A person with paranoid personality disorder displays a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that they interpret others’ motives as malevolent. They are often unreasonably suspicious, preoccupied with others’ loyalty, mistrusting, unforgiving, or quick to anger.

Divorce is a difficult process, but is complicated and made more difficult when one of the spouses has paranoid personality disorder. A spouse with this disorder can make parenting even on simple issues challenging. It’s important to consider whether shared parenting or sole custody is appropriate in those circumstances. People with this disorder may also present real challenges when trying to resolve issues of property division and spousal support.  

Our attorneys understand the obstacles that arise when paranoid personality disorder is a factor in your divorce. We know the value of a psychological evaluation and how it can help your case and your children. If you suspect or know that your spouse has paranoid personality disorder and you are contemplating a divorce or dissolution, you will need the assistance of a law firm with a good understanding of the many psychological issues that can present in such a case.  At Edward F. Whipps & Associates we have over 30 years of experience in such cases and can offer you sound advice on helping you and your children on a path to a happier and more fulfilling life.  

To find a mutually convenient time for your initial consultation, you may call the Columbus office at (614) 461-6006 or the Dublin office at (614) 461-6007.