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Category Archives: Domestic Violence


How A Domestic Violence Restraining Order Can Affect California Child Custody Disputes

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Domestic violence has a number of legal consequences. For example, it can affect determinations of child custody or visitation rights. Under California law, a judge must apply a “rebuttable presumption” that awarding physical or legal custody of a minor child who has committed an act of domestic violence would be detrimental to that child’s… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Restraining Orders For Domestic Violence

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Whether you are involved in a long-term relationship or a marriage with someone who has been abusive, or you have only been involved for a short time with a person who has engaged in domestic violence, it is important to understand how restraining orders work in California and when you may be able to… Read More »

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The California Civil Codes That Protect Domestic Violence Victims’ Housing Rights

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According to California Health Report, women who are victims of domestic violence are four times more likely to experience housing instability when compared to their peers. Having a safe place to shelter is an important key for victims to be able to escape violence and abuse, which is why California Civil Code offers some… Read More »

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Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

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Before a person is capable of reporting domestic violence, they must acknowledge that they are being controlled or abused. It might initially be hard to notice domestic violence because after your partner hurts you, they apologize and promise that behavior will never return. If children are involved, the victim will be not only looking… Read More »

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Protective Orders: Emergency Rule on Extension of Restraining Orders

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Protective orders/restraining orders are created to keep the victim safe by restricting the actions and movement of the perpetrator. According to the California Courts, a protective order may require the restrained person to keep a certain distance away from the protected person; stop contacting the protected person by phone, email, social media, or other… Read More »

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