Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Can a Restraining Order Be Issued Without a History of Physical Abuse?

By | November 13, 2017

Those who experience emotional abuse in a marriage can feel humiliated, powerless, and trapped. Though it may not leave physical scars, the psychic pain can resonate for years after a toxic marriage has ended. Meanwhile, intimidation and threats of physical violence can leave an emotionally-abused spouse paralyzed with fear. This fear often has the intended… Read More »

How to Fight False Child Abuse Allegations from Your Ex-Spouse

By | August 26, 2017

It’s a scenario no father wants to imagine: while going through a nasty divorce involving child custody the father suddenly becomes the target of false child abuse allegations. There are any number of reasons why one spouse will falsely accuse the other — perhaps the accuser is mentally unbalanced, jealous, vying for full custody, resentful, or… Read More »

Domestic Violence and Alimony

By | August 18, 2017

What is the impact on alimony of domestic violence allegations in a divorce case? How much spousal support will the Family Court will award? What if there is a domestic violence conviction? This article will answer all of these questions and more. For a primer on alimony and spousal support, first read our main page… Read More »

How Do I Get Full Custody of My Children In California?

By | March 24, 2017

Divorces and separations are often messy, unpleasant affairs. When children are involved, the situation becomes exponentially more difficult. This can be especially true when one parent is unfit to care for a child, dealing with addiction, or abusive. In such cases it can become necessary for the other parent to seek full custody of that… Read More »