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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 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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Oct 26

Show Your Ex You No Longer Care After the Divorce

The aftermath of divorce can be difficult to deal with, but you'll eventually learn to heal and realize you're better off now than you…

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Oct 20

How to Clean Up Your Life After Going Through Divorce

Divorce brings a lot of change with it, so it’s no surprise that your house might look a little different once you get…

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Oct 20

How to Handle the Pitfalls in Child Visitation After Divorce

Even when divorce is the best option for you and your ex, it's not always easy to navigate child visitation. After all,…

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Oct 10

Ask the Attorney

Ask the attorneys of Edgar Family Law a question or request to discuss a certain topic and we will post a video…

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Oct 03

Is Divorce Contagious?

If it seems like divorce is contagious, that's because it just might be. According to a recent study, you may be 75 percent more…

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Oct 03

Is IRS debt considered in the spousal support equation?

Recently, we came across a question posed to an out-of-state attorney regarding the ability to pay spousal support. The question posed a…

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Oct 03

Law Offices Edgar & Dow Comes to the Desert

The Edgar & Dow, APLC announces a new office location in Palm Desert and the addition of Attorney David Kolmel, Esq. Law…

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Sep 29

How long will Spousal Support last?

By: David J. Kolmel, Esq. One of the most fundamental questions that we in family law always face when meeting with a…

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Sep 29

How to Handle Divorce-Related Anxiety

Divorce can cause a lot of changes in your life. Though those changes are often for the better in the long run,…

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Sep 29

Tips to Survive Living Together During a Divorce

If you've filed for divorce, make sure you avoid the common mistake of moving out right away. It may seem logical that you…

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Sep 26

Edgar Family Law Recognized as One of Fastest Growing Firms in the US

Edgar & Dow Named a 2017 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States Over the past 3-years,…

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Sep 19

Dealing with Fatigue During Divorce

Divorce can affect nearly every aspect of your life, and your energy level is one of them. So it makes sense that…

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Sep 19

How to Keep Your Child Custody Arrangement Civil

When you have children and are facing divorce, a major milestone in the whole process is coming to an agreement regarding child custody.…

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Sep 18

Know the Most Common Physical Symptoms of Divorce

Divorce comes with all kinds of changes. It typically requires people to move, adjust their budget and even see their children less.…

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Sep 13

Helping Children Through Socially Awkward Situations After Your Divorce

Divorce can lead to awkward social situations for adults, but it doesn't stop there. It can cause children to feel socially awkward,…

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Sep 13

How Having a Routine Helps Children of Divorce

Divorce is a major change for everyone involved, but it often affects children the most. After all, children need a regular routine…

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Sep 13

How to deal with a Narcissist in a custody battle

We are family law attorneys and we handle hundreds of family law cases each year. Often the court will refer the matter…

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Sep 13

How to Make Switching Schools Easier on Children of Divorce

It's common for children to thrive on routine, and school often provides exactly that. Routine is especially important for children of divorce,…

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Sep 08

Don’t take our word for it. Check out the testimonials.

At the Edgar & Dow, we strive to provide excellent family law representation with honesty and integrity. We will always tell you…

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Sep 07

Should I file for divorce?

The Basics of Filing for Divorce If it's clear to you that your marriage is over, it's time to start researching the…

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Sep 01

Millennials and Divorce

One common belief is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but it turns out this is a misleading statistic. That's…

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Aug 31

5 Surprising Reasons for Divorce

We've all heard of "irreconcilable differences" as a common, somewhat vague reason for divorce. But that's not the only reason a couple…

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Aug 31

Employment Termination & Child Support Obligations

How does child support work if the mother has no job? When it comes to child support obligations, does it matter whether she was…

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Aug 31

Getting Along With Your Ex’s Family After Divorce

After you've been married for years, it's natural to be close with your spouse's family. When the marriage is over, it can…

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Aug 21

How to Stick to Boundaries With Your Divorce Lawyer

As you start your divorce case, you first need to know how to properly work with your lawyer. After all, you hired your lawyer…

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Aug 21

How to Communicate Well with Your Divorce Lawyer

An experienced lawyer is one of the staples of any divorce case, but it’s not enough just to have him or her…

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