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Tag Archives: Domestic Violence

Fighting Wife Loses Request for Restraining Order

By Andy Cook |

“She started it”! That’s something we might hear one sibling say about another one, but it’s also the argument that appears to have worked for a man in a California divorce case. In the case of Marriage of Grissom, the wife (“Valerie”) filed for divorce in San Diego and at the same time requested… Read More »

Court Upholds Domestic Violence Case Even Though Parties Had Sex After Abuse

By Andy Cook |

I remember a case I had years ago where the alleged victim of domestic violence obtained a temporary restraining order but then engaged in consensual sex with the alleged perpetrator before the hearing where the judge would decide whether to make a temporary restraining order permanent. Based on the incidence of sex, the judge… Read More »

Court limits child visitation time of perpetrator of domestic violence

By Andy Cook |

California Family Code section 3044 says that a parent who has committed domestic violence against the other parent within five years is not allowed to have sole –or even joint– physical or legal custody of the parties’ children, unless the perpetrating parent proves by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she should,… Read More »

Is This a Date?

By Andy Cook |

When abuse occurs between two unmarried people who are not related to each other and who have never had children together, California Family Law Courts only have power to issue a restraining order if the individuals have a “dating relationship”. Most people can figure out when people are dating or not, but it can… Read More »

The Importance of Domestic Violence Findings in Child Custody Cases

By Andy Cook |

How is child custody decided in California in a divorce or paternity case? Normally, the answer can be found (at least in part) in California Family Code section 3040, which states, “the court shall consider, among other factors, which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial… Read More »

Family Law judge orders attorney fees in domestic violence case

By Andy Cook |

Did you know that in a California domestic violence case, a judge may order either side to pay attorney fees?¬† In San Diego, the Court of Appeal may that abundantly clear in a decision that it ordered published¬†earlier this month. Ruling 3-0, the appeals court upheld a decision by the trial judge to award… Read More »

Allegations Of Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence Abound In San Diego Divorce Case

By Andy Cook |

A San Diego police officer who has been arrested twice for domestic violence in the month and is currently under suspension from the police force has filed for divorce from his wife of four years. In the petition, the husband is asking for sole custody of the couple’s two young children, alleging this action… Read More »

Help is Available to Stop or Prevent Domestic Violence

By Andy Cook |

In late May this year, a woman was shot multiple times in the head and chest in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego. She was last reported as being in critical condition and facing serious, life-threatening injuries. The police had reason to believe she knew her attacker, and the case was being investigated… Read More »

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