October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.While a great deal of attention is focused on victims of domestic violence (and rightly so), there is very little attention upon the process for vacating... more
Checklist: How to Help Protect Pets and Service Animals from Domestic Abuse
The following tips may help protect your pets from the horrors ofdomestic violence:
Notice warning signs.Historic hitting,... more
Q. Am I likely to have any difficulties reporting the domestic violence to the police?
A. It has been observed on more than just a few occasions that "absent signs of a physical assault" some police... more
Q. How do I go about reporting an act of domestic violence?
A. Physical violence should be immediately reported to the police, or to a Superior Court Judge or Hearing Officer and a restraining order... more
The California Domestic Violence Prevention Act
Domestic violence is an escalating pattern of abusive behavior used by one intimate partner against the other in order to exercise power and control... more
Steve Bolin, 53, and girlfriend, Sarah Wulchak, 32, got into an argument that left him with the top part of his ear missing. The two began fighting in their home while Bolin was eating a bowl of... more
Domestic violence lawsapply to a wide range of behaviors committed by one intimate partner against another. But at its core, domestic violence is the use of force or duress by one person to control... more
Q. What if a Temporary Restraining Order is issued; what then?
A. If a TRO is entered, the Defendant will be served with the Order and a copy of your complaint, and a Hearing date set on the issue of... more