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Blog Categories: Domestic Violence

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

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Thursday, March 28, 2019. As stated in the first installment on this topic, new laws went into effect in California on January 1,...

March 28, 2019

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

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, March 15, 2019. Actors Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard were married in a secret ceremony in 2015, but their 2016 separation grabbed...

March 15, 2019

Federal government changes definition of domestic violence

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, January 25, 2019. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women quietly made changes to its definition of domestic violence last...

January 25, 2019

Restraining orders will impact divorce negotiations

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Monday, December 17, 2018. There are few things that impact a divorce more than a restraining order. In many situations involving divorce, the two...

December 17, 2018

Domestic Violence and Its Legacy

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Monday, November 19, 2018. Written by Carla Hartley, Managing Partner, HARTLEY, MAXWELL, CASTELLANO & LAMAS I had a rather heartbreaking meeting earlier this...

November 19, 2018

Wife and daughter fight over care of actor Tim Conway

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Actor Tim Conway is famous for his offbeat comedy roles and particularly as a cast member of the Carol Burnett...

September 12, 2018

Judge of Stanford rape case ousted

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The people of California have spoken loudly in the June 5 mid-term elections, recalling a sitting California judge for the...

June 12, 2018

Debunking common myths about domestic abuse

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, March 16, 2018. The recent tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations against high-profile men has created a public dialogue about various forms of...

March 16, 2018

How do I obtain a restraining order in California?

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, March 2, 2018. It is sometimes necessary to take out a restraining order against someone you fear may harm you, particularly if that...

March 2, 2018

Understanding the different types of domestic abuse

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. There are many widespread misconceptions about domestic violence. One of the most common is that domestic abuse is always physical...

January 3, 2018