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

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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…

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Federal government changes definition of domestic violence

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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…

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Restraining orders will impact divorce negotiations

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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…

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Judge of Stanford rape case ousted

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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…

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Debunking common myths about domestic abuse

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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…

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How do I obtain a restraining order in California?

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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…

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Understanding the different types of domestic abuse

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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…

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