Dependent Adult Abuse

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Who is a dependent adult? At law in the State of California, a dependent adult is someone between 18 and 64 that has certain mental or physical disabilities that keep…

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Imprecise Language is Misleading in Domestic Violence Decision

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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…

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New Developments Under the DVPA – Part 2 of 2

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Though the findings in Evilsizor v Sweeney, as discussed last week in New Developments Under the Law (Part 1 of 2), concern me greatly, I find myself in accord with…

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New Developments Under the DVPA – Part 1 of 2

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In Marriage of Evilsizor v. Sweeney (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1416, the 1st Appellate District Court extended the Domestic Violence Protection Act just a bit farther than I think it should…

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Just… Don’t Say This in Court.

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We decided you'd perhaps like to have some more practical advice... and the best way to do that is to give you examples of flame-outs we have seen (or assisted)…

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What Is Legally Actionable Domestic Violence? Part 2 of 2

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The Legal Definition of Domestic Violence The legal definition of domestic violence is purportedly found in Family Code Section 6211.  Though the statute is entitled Domestic Violence Defined," it actually…

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