24 April 2013 0 Comments

Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence Cases

Share Another important piece of recent California legislation affects the way restraining orders are issued regarding domestic violence cases.  AB 454 acts to amend several CCP, Family, and Welfare and Institutions codes to require specified notice to a protected party of a proceeding to modify or terminate a protective order before its expiration when that […]

20 September 2011 0 Comments

Domestic dispute in Beaumont

ShareA San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy was taken into custody after an alleged domestic dispute in Beaumont.  The definition of a domestic dispute is, “Any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence.” According to reports, the man barricaded […]

26 May 2011 0 Comments

Loved ones being abused

ShareI have been asked time and again what one should do if they suspect elder abuse is happening to someone they know in a nursing home. It is important to immediately discuss your concerns with personnel at the facility – whether it be the nurse, an aide or the dietitian. The concerns can include your […]

24 February 2011 0 Comments

Supervised visitation

ShareThere are circumstances when a California court will order supervised visitation – a third party, a neutral party, is present with the visiting parent when he or she is visiting the child.  The State of California’s policy is to protect the best interests of a child when there is a visitation issue within the family […]

6 February 2011 0 Comments

Fighting a restraining order

ShareA restraining order is issued by a judge to protect a victim of abuse and/or harassment – to make sure no further violence takes place.  In California, the alleged abuser has a chance to fight the restraining order.  He or she must convince the judge that the plaintiff does not need protection.  The alleged abuser […]