Posts Tagged ‘domestic violence’

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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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 to Stop Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been a large social and criminal concern for a very long time, and it continues to be so. Many victims of domestic violence don’t feel comfortable calling the police or doing anything that may get their abuser in any kind of trouble, because they are afraid of the repercussions they will suffer… 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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5 Things a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Do To Help You

Victims of domestic abuse are often hesitant to reach out for help. They may feel trapped because they fear more abuse, or do not have enough resources to figure out how to leave.  Victims do have the option to call the National Sexual Violence Hotline, and victims should always call the police if they are… Continue reading →

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My son went with his mother for the summer, she refuses to return him to me. What should I do next?

In cases where a child is being kept from them, parents cannot wait for a hearing to modify custody orders, especially if the child may be in danger. In cases where you need a decision from the judge right away, you can file for an emergency motion, or temporary orders. Temporary orders are valid until… Continue reading →

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I’m A Domestic Violence Victim

In the state of California, domestic violence is a very serious issue. California Penal Code Section 13700 states, “Abuse means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to himself or herself, or another.” Domestic violence means, “Abuse committed against an… Continue reading →

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Help! I’m In an Abusive Relationship

Do you feel alone in your relationship? If you’re in an abusive relationship, your abuser most probably has isolated you from your friends and family. He has made you financially, socially and physically dependent on him. Learning how to leave an abusive relationship is a process that takes time. Plus, leaving an abusive relationship is… Continue reading →

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What Are My Rights With Restraining Orders?

We have rules to protect us and there are legal consequences for those who break those rules. Restraining orders or protection orders keep you, your property, your legal rights, and your children safe before something drastic happens. It is a court order directing someone to do or not to do certain things. It is an… Continue reading →

What Is A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

No one should be allowed to abuse or threaten another individual.  Domestic Violence usually occurs between two people that share a close relationship. The Domestic Violence Prevention Act was created to protect individuals from assault and battery, physical injuries, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and the destruction of one’s personal property. If you are involved in… Continue reading →

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