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New California Law Recognizes Coercive Control as Form of Domestic Violence

When someone hears the term “domestic abuse” their mind often conjures an image of a spouse being subjected to physical violence. However, domestic violence extends far beyond acts of bodily harm. It is possible for someone to be the victim of domestic violence through persistent verbal abuse and being subjected to “coercive control.” What is …

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Family Law Issues? You Don’t Have to Go Through It Alone

If you are in the midst of a significant dispute with members of your family, such as a contentious divorce or custody battle, there is the possibility that you may be feeling frustrated, lonely and anxious about the future. These feelings are perfectly understandable. Most people view family as a bedrock and foundation upon which …

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Family Dispute Resolutions that Work

Not all family disputes have to be resolved in court. Depending on your unique circumstances, it may be possible to achieve a resolution to your family dispute outside of the courtroom. Avenues for pursuing a family dispute resolution without escalating the matter to litigation include mediation, arbitration, and collaboration. Let’s take a look at each.  …

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