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Dealing with custody after leaving an abusive marriage

In many California divorce cases, domestic violence is a driving factor. Even so, many former spouses who have a history of intimate partner violence may still have to work together if they have children. How well the former spouses are able to co-parent together depends on the type of violence that was experienced during the marriage.

How domestic violence impacts immigrants

California residents may know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The aim is to make people aware of the issue as well as help find ways to solve it. In recent years and decades, there have been steps both forward and backward when it comes to how domestic violence is perceived and dealt with. Those who work to help victims of abuse provide services in a way that revolves around the needs of the victim.

States with gun surrender laws have lower rates of homicide

California is one of the 14 states with laws that require people who are the subject of domestic violence restraining orders to turn in their guns. A study has shown that the rates of intimate-partner homicides are lower in those states than in the states that do not have such laws. About half of the victims of intimate-partner homicide, who are overwhelmingly female, are killed with firearms.

The link between disasters and domestic violence

After a disaster such as Hurricane Harvey, victims of domestic violence may be more at risk. The risk of domestic violence may increase after a disaster in California or elsewhere because of the stress it places on people. Stress is generally the result of injuries or seeing others die, and it may also be caused by a lack of access to basic needs like food, water or adequate housing.

California to enforce Canadian restraining orders

A California bill that allows law enforcement agencies in the state to enforce Canadian orders of protection has been signed into law. Not only does the bill allow police to better protect those seeking protection from domestic violence, but it will also improve cooperation between the state and Canadian authorities.

California to enforce Canadian restraining orders

A California bill that allows law enforcement agencies in the state to enforce Canadian orders of protection has been signed into law. Not only does the bill allow police to better protect those seeking protection from domestic violence, but it will also improve cooperation between the state and Canadian authorities.

Renewal of protective order not dependent on new abuse

Law enforcement officers in California respond to domestic violence calls by the thousands. To aid people and families affected by domestic abuse, the Family Violence Appellate Project appeals court decisions that fail to protect victims. The nonprofit victim advocacy group won an appeal for a woman who had been denied a renewal of a three-year restraining order against an ex-boyfriend.

Renewal of protective order not dependent on new abuse

Law enforcement officers in California respond to domestic violence calls by the thousands. To aid people and families affected by domestic abuse, the Family Violence Appellate Project appeals court decisions that fail to protect victims. The nonprofit victim advocacy group won an appeal for a woman who had been denied a renewal of a three-year restraining order against an ex-boyfriend.

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