Domestic Violence Blog

Military Issues in Orange County Irvine Family Law Matters

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

OC Family Law DV Veterans Program The Veterans Domestic Violance (DV) Program was created in 2010 to resolve domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) matters in Orange County family court involving veterans with no pre-deployment history of domestic violence. A finding of domestic violence could mean a loss of custody, visitation and employment opportunities for the restrained party. The program offers… READ MORE

A Father’s Guide to Winning Custody in Irvine, California

Posted on April 11th, 2016

California law presumes that both parents should have a meaningful role in the major decisions that affect a child and frequent and continuing contact with the child. The Court’s focus in making custody of a child and visitation decisions is on the kid’s best interest. Why then do so many mothers end up with the majority of the parenting time with… READ MORE

Domestic Violence Includes Controlling Behavior in Irvine California

Posted on January 14th, 2016

Domestic Violence Family Law Attorneys – Free Consultation In the recently published case of Rodriguez v. Menjivar, (12/16/2015, Court of Appeal, 2nd Dist., Div. 7), the Court of Appeals reviewed a domestic violence case out of Los Angeles County involving the question of whether evidence of mental abuse and controlling behavior are relevant to a court’s determination of abuse under… READ MORE

Are Damages Available to a Victim of Domestic Violence (Abuse)?

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

What kinds of orders can the family court make after making a finding of domestic abuse?  Can the court award damages like pain and suffering? Domestic violence restraining orders are made through the Family Court in Orange County, to protect people within the same “family” unit from another person within the same family core, or formerly part of the same… READ MORE

You be the Judge: Domestic Violence & Child Custody Fact Patterns

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Fact Patterns for Child Custody Orders and Domestic Violence – You be the Judge Irvine Divorce and Child Custody Lawyers – Free Consultations Many of our clients ask us how domestic violence effects a child custody and visitation proceeding.  The answer is usually that there is a resounding effect on child custody orders when a perpetrator of domestic violence seeks child custody… READ MORE

Renewal of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Irvine Divorce Attorneys – Specializing in Domestic Violence The California Domestic Violence Prevention Act is one of the most commonly used legal functions in Family Court.  Thousands of domestic violence (DV) restraining orders are filed every day across the state, including many within Orange County family courts.  DV can be one of the most agonizingly difficult issues involved in family… READ MORE