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Domestic Violence: Not Just a Physical Act

The prospect of filing for divorce can be disconcerting. There are concerns about your future–emotional and financial, and, concerns about your children’s future. If you are a business owner, there are the added concerns about how a business will be divided during the divorce proceeding. If you are unemployed and the primary caretaker of the children, there’s the concern about … Continued

Domestic Violence: A Renewed and Visible Conversation

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.

Abuse of an Animal is 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

The Perpetrator’s Fame Makes Domestic Violence More Visible

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: A Crime, Harassment, or both?

“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

Can Allegations of Domestic Violence Affect Your Credit?

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 in California

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