Tags: Domestic Violence

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

The Enemy of Your Enemy is not Necessarily Your Friend

I was sitting in court this morning observing a fairly common occurrence: Dad's baby-mama, has an ex: an ex-baby-daddy, or an ex-husband - from what I heard while present on a case of my own, I couldn't tell. But, Dad's...

December 19, 2018
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
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
Family Law

Debunking common myths about domestic abuse

The recent tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations against high-profile men has created a public dialogue about various forms of abuse, including domestic violence. Domestic violence can be a sensitive and taboo topic. Survivors often feel ashamed to talk openly...

March 16, 2018
Family Law

How do I obtain a restraining order in California?

It is sometimes necessary to take out a restraining order against someone you fear may harm you, particularly if that person is a spouse or other intimate partner. A restraining order, also known as a protective order, can offer protection...

March 2, 2018
Grandparents Visitation Rights

Understanding the different types of domestic abuse

There are many widespread misconceptions about domestic violence. One of the most common is that domestic abuse is always physical in nature. In fact, there are many different types of domestic abuse that do not require physical violence.Domestic abuse that...

January 3, 2018
Family Law

New law aims to have salon professions help in the fight against domestic violence

It is incredibly important that domestic abuse victims get the protection, support and resources they need. However, there can be barriers to this happening.One such barrier is fear. Fears, such as fear of their abuser, could lead to a domestic...

October 7, 2017