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Dec 13

How Does Domestic Abuse Affect Child Custody?

If you have been accused or were a victim of domestic violence, there is a high chance that it will affect your child custody situation.…

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Nov 19

What to Do with Your Family Business After a Divorce

After all the hard work and time you've invested in your business, the last thing you want is for it all to…

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Nov 12

What is domestic violence? A look at the battered woman (Part 18)

The Battered Woman Unfortunately the unpredictability of the battered woman also manifests in what exactly causes her to leave. Many women leave…

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Nov 08

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 17) The Battered Woman

The Battered Woman New research points to some startling similarities found between victims of domestic violence and combat veterans; the realities of…

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Nov 05

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 16) The Battered Woman pt . 2

The Battered Woman      In addition to the fear of being physically hurt or having your children hurt/taken away, the battered…

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Nov 01

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 16) The Battered Woman

The Battered Woman      Although Dr. Berry has made an effort to show how numerous studies have revealed some common tropes…

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Oct 28

What makes a Person Abusive? (Part 15)

What makes a person abusive? Last time we brought up the idea that abusers are able to tap into multiple personalities and…

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Oct 24

How Long Do You Have to Pay Alimony After a Divorce?

How Long Does Spousal Support Last in CA? One of the questions that most couples have after a divorce revolves around alimony. Alimony / spousal…

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Oct 23

What Makes a Person Abusive? (Part 14)

What makes a person abusive?      In addition to the study done by the two researchers which identified two main groups…

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Oct 12

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 13) What Makes A Person Abusive?

What makes a person abusive?      As we have seen so far multiple factors play into a person becoming abusive, and…

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Oct 10

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 12) What makes a person abusive?

What makes a person abusive?      Although many abusers grow up in homes that are abusive, Dr. Bradley insists that coming…

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Oct 07

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 11) What makes a person abusive?

What Makes A Person Abusive?      Dr. Bradley starts this chapter off by identifying what she and other experts have seen…

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Oct 04

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 10) Learned Helplessness

   Another complex taking place within an abusive relationship is what Dr. Seligman, currently a Psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, identified…

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Sep 25

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 9) The Cycle of Violence

The Cycle of Violence      The question that most people ask themselves when working with domestic violence is "why"? Our society…

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Sep 21

Same-Sex Marriage Custody Issues

A same-sex marriage divorce is a challenging process—especially when children are involved. Since same-sex marriage and custodial laws are new and constantly…

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Sep 19

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 8) Dynamics of the Abusive Relationship

Dynamics of the Abusive Relationship Just as it's impossible to make progress while working with sweeping generalization in any other area of…

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Sep 08

Reliability of Juvenile Witnessess

  Recently, I was discussing the holding in In Re I.C with our juvenile dependency attorney Nicole Anderson. Nicole has been practicing…

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Sep 01

Recent ruling on domestic violence and restraining orders

Spousal Abuse In Fischer v Fischer. (March 18, 2018) In affirmance, First District holds wife did not intentionally or recklessly cause husband…

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Aug 30

Child Visitation

In Ed H. v. Ashley C. (August 24, 2017) In affirmance, Fourth District holds that great-grandparents lack standing to seek visitation with great-grandchildren…

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Aug 24

Child Support

In County of Orange v. Cole (August 15, 2017) In affirmance, Fourth District holds that sperm donor whose paternity cannot be established under…

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Aug 23

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 7) The Psychology of Domestic Violence

The Psychology of Domestic Violence In this lengthy chapter, Bradley attempts to articulate the problem of domestic violence from a psychological standpoint,…

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Aug 21

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 6) The History of Domestic Violence P.2

The History of Domestic Violence pt 2 Although in the first portion of this topic we covered how domestic violence has been…

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Aug 13

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 5) The History of Domestic Violence

The History of Domestic Violence  In order to get a full understanding of domestic violence and learn what we can do to…

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Aug 12

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 4) The legacy of the O.J Simpson case

The Legacy of the O.J Simpson Case The aftermath of the infamous O.J Simpson case had a tremendous amount of effects concerning…

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Aug 11

Personal Jurisdiction

In Hogue vs Hogue (September 29, 2017) Third District finds that husband’s sending video of his mock suicide from Georgia to wife in…

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Aug 08

High Wage Earners & When Courts Deviate from the Child Support Guidelines

In a reversal, the Second District held that the trial court must, per Fam C §4056, state on the record its reasons…

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Jul 10

4 Co-Parenting Tips from a Southern California Family Lawyer

What Exactly Is Co-Parenting? Co-parenting happens when both parents playing an active and crucial role in the child’s life after divorce (barring any dangerous…

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Mar 07

When Does Interest Begin to Accrue on Unpaid Payments?

The Marriage of Dalgleish & Selvaggio Published November 30, 2017 In a partial reversal, Second District Court of Appeals holds that interest…

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