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Recognizing Less Easily Identified Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is commonly recognized as physical or sexual violence perpetrated against a spouse, or other personal relationship defined by…

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When Can I Get A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) was established in order to prevent acts of domestic violence and sexual abuse as…

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When Boundaries Are Crossed. What To Do To Depart An Abusive Relationship

The most dangerous time in an abusive relationship is likely to be when the victim leaves or tries to leave….

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What To Do If You’ve Experienced Domestic Violence

Domestic violence comes in many forms and can affect anyone, regardless of income, age, or gender.   Some forms of…

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Victims Of Domestic Violence Are Not Required To Finance Their Own Abuse

The policy in California is that upon a divorce, the higher earner has an obligation to support the lower earner…

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Statute Of Limitations For Domestic Violence

Traditionally, the statute of limitations for assault and battery claims bars litigants from seeking relief for claims that occurred more…

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Should I Seek A Domestic Violence Restraining Order

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) was established in order to prevent acts of domestic violence and sexual abuse as…

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Reasonable Self-Defense – Not Abuse

Self-defense can be a tricky thing. On one hand are those instances where an attempted burglary or assault – or…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981, by the National Coalition…

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New Law Correlates Domestic Violence

Current law states that custody should be granted according to the best interest of the child. It is the public…

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