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Reasonable Self-Defense – Not Abuse

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

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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Domestic Violence Impact on Child Custody and Visitation

Domestic Violence Impact on Child Custody and Visitation

Can domestic violence impact custody and visitation? Current law states that custody should be granted according to the best interest …

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Leaving Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

Leaving Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

It’s hard to be in an abusive relationship. Whether you or someone you love have had to hide bruises, protect …

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It Happens to Him, Too.

It Happens to Him, Too.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which means increased awareness about the atrocities of domestic violence and its devastating effect …

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How Long Do Domestic Violence Orders Last?

How Long Do Domestic Violence Orders Last?

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO), unfortunately, can be very confusing, especially in the area of duration. What needs to be …

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Domestic Violence: What is the Cost and What are Your Options?

Domestic Violence: What is the Cost and What are Your Options?

The health effects of domestic violence are devastating. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the15-44 …

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Domestic Violence and Spousal Support

Domestic Violence and Spousal Support

Domestic violence, known as the “quiet epidemic,” is often a taboo topic, or considered a private, family matter. According to …

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Domestic Violence – It’s Complicated

Domestic Violence – It’s Complicated

If you’re wondering if you can get a restraining order against your spouse or partner; let’s start with some information …

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Can You Sue Someone for Emotional Distress?

Can You Sue Someone for Emotional Distress?

Can you sue someone for emotional distress? If this is what bothers you, then read this article to get your …

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Broad Definition of “Abuse” Upheld Again

Broad Definition of “Abuse” Upheld Again

A recent case has again come down from the Appellate Courts upholding the broad definition of abuse. In Burquet v. …

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Alleged Abuser Recovered Memory

Alleged Abuser Recovered Memory

James, the adoptive father of Kathleen, filed a lawsuit against Kathleen’s therapist, alleging that he was wrongfully accused of sexually …

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Yours, Mine, And Now Ours?

Yours, Mine, And Now Ours?

In California, where spouses are concerned, property rights are determined by looking at the basic principle of “Yours, Mine and …

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Your Divorce is Yours

Your Divorce is Yours

Your Divorce is Yours By Matthew A. Breddan   Too many times people come to me and say “I want …

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Your 2019 Super Lawyers!

Your 2019 Super Lawyers!

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is proud to announce Shareholders, James P. Reape, Esq. and Matthew A. Breddan, Esq., Senior Attorney …

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Your “Best” Family Law Firm for 5 Years!

Your “Best” Family Law Firm for 5 Years!

Thank you, Santa Clarita, for voting The Reape-Rickett Law Firm the Best Family Law Firm for the fifth year in …

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