Should Separated Parents Text Each Other?
As useful as text messaging is in daily life, it may not be the best choice for separated parents. Some attorneys, in fact, feel so strongly about text messaging that they instruct their clients to avoid using it for communication with their former spouse or partner. One, when asked why he tells his clients to Read More
Is it okay to make different claims than what was in the original application for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and what should be done about it?
Imagine that you’ve been accused of domestic violence and that you’re now facing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) hearing in the Family Law court. For the sake of argument, imagine that the allegations are false and that the DVRO is a pre-emptive strike in order for the opposing party to gain immediate child Read More
Our Family Wizard vs. Talking Parents, Review
Talking Parents and Our Family Wizard are, at their core, communications platforms built for separated parents. Each program offers something unique, which we’ll talk about later, but for now, let’s focus on what they have in common: Both offer messaging services and other modes of communication not dissimilar to texting or email, with one major Read More
Is “Disturbing The Peace” an Acceptable Standard For Domestic Violence?
Right now, the State of California is undergoing a massive debate over what standard we should be using for the definition of “abuse” in family court domestic violence cases. Previously, the definition of “abuse” was fairly clear, in that the Courts generally interpreted it as relating to threats, force, or fear. In other words, threatening Read More
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are getting easier to obtain in California
Contrary to what many readers might think, the Domestic Violence Protection Act (hereinafter “DVPA”) definition of “abuse” is not confined to physical abuse but describes a veritable plethora of behaviors which do not involve any physical injury or assaultive conduct 1. And while the Court may consider the lack of past physical abuse in deciding whether or not to Read More