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More Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

Effective January 1 of 2016, the legislature of the State of California provided victims of domestic violence additional help in preventing further abuse. Civil Code Section 1946.7 provides a tenant ...
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Fault in a No Fault State

H and W married in 1986 and had three children, Son 1 (S1), Daughter (D) and Son 2 (S2). W has not worked since 1990, when she gave birth to D. Between 1995 and 2001, H worked in Algeria. He would ...
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New CA Laws Affecting Families

Effective January 1, 2017 (unless otherwise noted), California has some new laws going in to effect that help to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Criminal Laws Publishing the ...
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A Case for Denying Child Visitation

Son (S) was seven years old when his mother (M) died and he began living with his father (F). However, it wasn’t until four years later that an anonymous phone caller informed Social Services ...
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Self-Help with the California Legal System

The legal system can be a very difficult process for the average person to navigate. Lawyers spend years in school learning how to navigate the system! However, California’s legislature has ...
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What's in a Name?

Mother and Father shared a romantic relationship for many years and never married, but had two children together, a son C (age 12) and a daughter J (age 6). Sadly, by 2014, their romantic relationship ...
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Defining a Dating Relationship for Violence Protection Purposes

Jane is a professional cyclist. She met John while she was touring, and they became friends. They spent time together, went out to dinner occasionally, and affectionately hugged each other. They had ...
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Hawaii's Law to Deprive Rapists of Parental Rights

In California, under Family Code Section 3030(b), no person shall be granted custody of or visitation of a child, if that person has been convicted of rape and the child was conceived as a result of ...
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Disability Alone Will Not Negate Custody

Mother and Father lived together and had a child together. Mother was severely disabled after an automobile accident. Although she could understand, she could not speak and had no control over her ...
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Possible Future Abuse to Issue Restraining Orders

Mother and Father lived together for 11 years and were the parents of a son. In 2012, after breaking up, Mother filed a domestic restraining order preventing Father from contacting, abusing, or coming ...
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Resources to End Domestic Violence in Los Angeles

In California, there is an organization known as The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (The Partnership). It is a coalition made up of community activists, organizations and other allied ...
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Mutual Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Husband and Wife were married in 2001 and separated in 2009. There are two minor children from the marriage. The marriage itself was considered volatile, and remained contentious after the marriage ...
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Without More, a Presumption Doesn't Make It a Fact

Richard H and Natasha W never married but lived together off and on and had two kids together, Quentin (now age 8) and Linda (age 6). They were no longer a couple, but Richard often visited his ...
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Should a Parent Spank a Child in California?

Father (F) and Mother (M) were married in Texas in 2009 when he was 16 years old and she was 18. In 2011, at the ripe old ages of 18 and 20, they had their daughter A. Shortly thereafter they moved to ...
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How Professional Athletes Help Improve Domestic Violence Prevention Laws

On February 15, 2014, professional football player Ray Rice was video recorded knocking his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, unconscious in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 27, 2014, ...
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For the Safety and Well-being of Children

Cristian was born in Tucson, Arizona in June of 2006 to Angela H and Mark I. His parents never married, and Angela assumed custody of Cristian from his birth. In 2009, Mark was granted visitation ...
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Annoying Behavior & the CA Domestic Violence Protection Acct

During the winter and early spring of 2012, Gisela Burquet and Randy Brumbaugh were boyfriend and girlfriend, but in April, Gisela ended their relationship. Randy, however, would not accept it and ...
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Domestic Violence is a Very Bad Thing

Domestic Violence is a Very Bad Thing JJ and MF began dating in December of 2007 and started living together in April of 2009. MF, according to JJ, began physically abusing her when she was about ...
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