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Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Cases in California

Domestic violence cases can be tricky, often devolving into a he-said, she-said situation. Sometimes, it can be difficult to recognize when physical actions are necessary in order to protect oneself and when such actions will only make the situation worse. In these cases, there is a thin line between self-defense and domestic violence.

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Everything You Need to Know About Emancipation in California

Who Can Get Emancipated? 

Emancipation is the process by which teenagers under 18 are granted legal adulthood by the court. Once you are emancipated, you are no longer under the custody of your parents, meaning you can do certain things without your parents’ permission. These include: 
  • Living on your own 
  • Making healthcare decisions 
  • Applying for a work p
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Coercive Control Is Domestic Violence Under California Law

What Is Coercive Control? 

When we think of domestic violence, we often think of physical abuse. However, domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Coercive control is a form of domestic violence in which an abuser uses a pattern of abusive behavior to dominate their partner and limit their partner’s freedom. Although this can involve physical violence, it iContinue Reading.......

Depp v. Heard: Effects on Future Domestic Violence Cases

The Case  

In the now Internet-famous case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, a Virginia jury found that Depp was defamed by Heard when she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in December 2018 claiming that she was a domestic violence survivor. The actors were in a relationship for five years and married for over a year beginning in 2015, but separated in a dContinue Reading.......
fighting during covid can lead to domestic violence charges

Domestic Violence Trends Skyrocket During Covid: 3 Signs of A Potentially Dangerous Domestic Relationship 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people throughout the entire world to make changes and adaptations to their everyday lives. One of the changes that occurred forced many people to socially isolate themselves by quarantining in their own homes. Many people lost their jobs and those who did not were required to perform their jobs from home. The impact that COContinue Reading.......