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California restraining orders can be renewed

Victims of domestic violence endure hardships and pain that others often do not see. They may feel that they have few options when their lives are controlled by their abusers, and those who do seek help, overcoming their abusers, may only find relief when they are able to secure restraining orders against them. However, some readers of this Southern California family law blog may not know that many restraining orders are not permanent.

Helping Californians work toward favorable divorce resolutions

A divorce is more than just the end of a marriage. It is cutting ties from a spouse, a person he or she may have once believed would be the center of his or her world for the rest of their life. It is the establishment of new parenting rules for parents who must do the same job but without each other's daily support. It is the rewriting of financial plans to ensure that two households may emerge from where there was just once one.

How long must I live in California before I can file for divorce?

Different jurisdictions throughout the nation require individuals to have different durations of residency within their borders before they will grant them divorces. California requires divorcing parties to meet certain time lines before their divorces may be finalized, and this post will discuss those general requirements. However, readers are advised to discuss their divorce plans with their family law attorneys before moving forward in order to obtain the best and most up-to-date information about their pending legal actions.

Closing distances with virtual visitation

It can be hard for a parent to imagine a life where they do not get to hug their child every night before bed. However, for families affected by divorce, custody agreements and orders can force parents to live separately from their kids for days, weeks or even months at a time. If California parents share physical custody of their kids, then they may have to get creative with their schedules to ensure that their children spend sufficient time in the homes of each parent.

What is domestic battery?

Anyone, including those in the public eye, could face criminal allegations. Recently, television actor Heather Locklear was arrested on suspicion of committing domestic battery against her boyfriend at their California home. Although Locklear posted bail and information on this story is sparse, readers may be left with questions regarding how the state defines battery in the context of domestic violence.

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