In the wake of the infamous domestic abuse charges against Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back accused of a violent assault on his then-fiancée, and the subsequent media attention concerning how the NFL handled the charges, there appears to be an ever stronger campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Many people know that a few months ago, my husband and I lost our thirteen year old Dachshund, Bagels. While Bagels had been ill, there were no signs that her condition was worsening, so we were shocked by her sudden death. This loss not only left us sad, but also left our other dog, Bessie, very sad too. As a … Continued
Everybody is talking about the Ray Rice domestic violence act caught on tape. The incident is violent, painful to watch. It is unfortunate that we must bear witness to a violent event to raise the awareness about domestic violence, which is a real problem in our society. Each year our legislatures and courts further develop this area of the law … Continued
“Revenge Porn.” It sounds like a bad movie but instead it is in fact some people’s worst nightmare and the law is working to catch up with technology used to damage others. This is a new law on the books in California intended to punish those that take intimate photos or recordings of another person and then distributes the intimate … Continued
Apparently, yes. When an individual applies for credit, the underwriter may perform independent research about the applicant. If a search is performed for court records, presumably looking for judgments entered against the applicant, the search may uncover applications for restraining orders. Even if a restraining order was denied by the court, the person against whom the order was sought (the … Continued
Domestic Violence is broadly defined by Family Code section 6320 and a family law court can restrain and enjoin a person from “molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, harassing, telephoning, including, but not limited to, annoying telephone calls as described in Section 653m of the Penal Code, destroying personal property, contacting, either directly or indirectly, by mail or otherwise, … Continued