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
I have previously written AVVO Legal Guides on child abuse in dependency cases filed by Washington State Child Protection Services. This current Legal Guide addresses how child abuse and neglect can... more
Abuse and Neglect law is considered to be a specialized area of law, meaning that not all family attorneys actually have adequate knowledge about this practice area to provide service. If you are... more
Domestic violence is the repeated and patterned use of controlling and coercive behaviors to direct, shape and limit a domestic partner's feelings, thoughts and actions. Power and control tactics are... more
Whether as an adult or a child, trust is vital to the human experience. We place trust in others to help us grow, thrive and learn throughout our lives. Without the trust and guidance of others,... more