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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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Effective Child Protection Mediation and Domestic Violence

  Mediation, an alternative form of conflict resolution in which the parties involved in a conflict meet with a neutral third party called a mediator in order to peacefully resolve a conflict, is a process that has been around for several years now. However, a lot of judges, attorneys, and public citizens sometimes still feel… Continue reading →

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Types of Domestic Abuse, How a Family Law Attorney Can Help

Domestic Abuse, or Domestic Violence, is defined by the Department of Justice as patterned abusive behavior in any relationship used by one partner to gain or maintain control of their intimate partner. There are many types of domestic abuse, many ways one partner may inflict suffering on another, and many, many people, especially women, who… Continue reading →

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