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What Are my Rights in a Divorce with Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence in marriages is a very real issue, and something that is sadly overlooked all too often. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has found that a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S. every 9 seconds, and domestic violence hotlines get about 28,000 calls each day. In many of these situations, there… Continue reading →

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Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship and Its Role in Divorce

When you want to divorce an emotionally abusive partner, you may think that these details will not have any effect on your divorce. However, this is far from the truth. The truth of the matter is that any type of abuse against a partner must be visited in divorce proceedings, especially in cases where assets… Continue reading →

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Are You Ever Able to Drop Charges of Domestic Violence?

If you were the victim in a domestic violence case, you may be confused and scared about many of the matters you are dealing with in your daily life – especially if your abuser is also your spouse. In some situations, your spouse may have been reported to the police even if you didn’t want… Continue reading →

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Domestic Violence: Should You Report and Document Abuse?

When you are being physically or emotionally abused, you should always report the abuse to have documentation in your case down the road. If you are going through the divorce process and you have suffered from domestic violence, reporting can help you make your case and show clear evidence when you are dealing with custody… Continue reading →

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What to Expect Going Into a Domestic Violence Hearing

Domestic violence is on the rise, unfortunately – which is one of the reasons why you may need an attorney who specializes in these unique and desperate cases. The statistics are alarming: An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by a partner every year. In up to 80% of intimate partner homicides,… Continue reading →

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony or Misdemeanor?

Domestic violence cases can be very unique depending on the circumstances involved, ranging from very serious to very minor. Truthfully, domestic violence can be either a felony or a misdemeanor based on this information. There are some aspects to be met to be able to define the two. Misdemeanor Domestic Violence If somebody has committed… Continue reading →

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How are we Protecting Victims in This Digital Age?

In our digital age where nearly everybody has a cell phone, it has become increasingly difficult for victims of domestic abuse to break away from their abusers. When people are connected in every single way, it sometimes makes it easier for abusers to track down their victims. However, California is putting new measures in place… Continue reading →

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How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody in California

In California, if you are dealing with a domestic violence case and wish to obtain custody of your child after an event, there are many agencies that are able to provide you with legal help. After you have been involved in a domestic violence case, you may feel scared or uncertain of what will happen… Continue reading →

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How Do Judges Decide Divorce Cases? By Applying Facts, Law, and Using Judicial Discretion

Unfortunately, sometimes in divorce cases the people involved in the divorce for whatever reason find that they cannot settle their divorce without the help of a judge. When this happens, how does the judge decide the case? The look at the facts that are presented and determine how relevant and important they are, they use… Continue reading →

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Domestic Violence: Preparing For Court

  Domestic Violence cases are handled a little differently than a lot of other family cases, since there is a violence factor involved in the case. This being the case, when a domestic violence case is going to go to court, the court will first hold a hearing in order to determine whether or not… Continue reading →

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