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Domestic Violence what may victim from leaving abuser

Domestic Violence: What May Keep Victims From Leaving Their Abuser

In previous pieces, we've discussed domestic violence and how much it has increased. We talked a bit about some of the most common reasons why victims of domestic abuse do not leave their abusers. Things like the fear of homelessness,...

May 14, 2020
Domestic Violence Why Victim May Be Afraid To Come Forward

Domestic Violence: Why Victims May Be Afraid to Come Forward

As of the beginning of May, we see some significant improvements in operations. We just learned the courts here in Ventura County are preparing to open up. That means they are taking pleadings and some electronic filings for criminal cases...

May 12, 2020
Domestic Violence Obtaining Restraining Order

Domestic Violence: Changes to Statutes and Obtaining Restraining Orders

Working from home has been a valued opportunity for some of us, including me, Carla Hartley. I've been lucky enough to be able to work at home in a safe environment, but that's not what happens to other people. That's...

May 8, 2020
Domestic Violence

New Domestic Violence Statutes – Effect on Support, Custody & Property Rights, Part 2 of 3

As stated in the first installment on this topic, new laws went into effect in California on January 1, 2019, which constitute a significant reform of our domestic violence statutes. That reform continues the tendency of California's legislature to increasingly...

March 28, 2019
Spousal Abuse

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife for $50M in defamation case

Actors Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard were married in a secret ceremony in 2015, but their 2016 separation grabbed countless headlines. As with many celebrity divorces, there were reports of salacious behavior and excess. The bad behavior of the...

March 15, 2019
Domestic Violence

Federal government changes definition of domestic violence

The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women quietly made changes to its definition of domestic violence last April. Under the Trump Administration, it has rolled back far-reaching rules instituted by the Obama Administration that were vetted by domestic...

January 25, 2019
Family Law

Restraining orders will impact divorce negotiations

There are few things that impact a divorce more than a restraining order. In many situations involving divorce, the two sides and their lawyers can sit down and draft an agreement, negotiating the details that they do not initially agree...

December 17, 2018
Family Law

Domestic Violence and Its Legacy

I had a rather heartbreaking meeting earlier this week, and it's been chewing at me. This was one of those chance encounters we all tend to have.  You're out in public and suddenly you're comforting a stranger. This woman had...

November 19, 2018
Family Law

Wife and daughter fight over care of actor Tim Conway

Actor Tim Conway is famous for his offbeat comedy roles and particularly as a cast member of the Carol Burnett show. Unfortunately, the 84-year-old actor now suffers from advanced stages of dementia. He currently lives in nursing facility that his...

September 12, 2018
Domestic Violence

Judge of Stanford rape case ousted

The people of California have spoken loudly in the June 5 mid-term elections, recalling a sitting California judge for the first time since 1932. Judge Aaron Persky received national condemnation for sentencing a former Stanford swimmer to six months in...

June 12, 2018