Tags: emotional abuse

Family Law

Imprecise Language is Misleading in Domestic Violence Decision

The 2nd Appellate District's opinion in Rodriguez v Menjivar, ordered published on January 7, 2016, implies that emotional harm does constitute domestic violence. Generally "emotional harm" to a spouse has been non-actionable under domestic violence statutes, for obvious reasons codified in...

January 14, 2016
Domestic Violence

What Is Legally Actionable Domestic Violence? Part 1 of 2

By "actionable" I mean a type of domestic violence that will be recognized by the Courts of the State of California as sufficient to warrant a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.  Many web sites now call a wide variety of behaviors...

January 31, 2015