Southern California Family Law Blog

Domestic violence is an unfortunate problem many people face in their lives. Victims of domestic violence are often forced to endure physical and emotional abuse. A troubling aspect of domestic violence is that it usually originates from someone who the victim knows well, and often times from someone the victim is in love with.

Despite any feelings of love, people often turn to the courts for help and protection. California courts allow victims of domestic violence to petition for a protective order. A domestic violence protective order may be obtained by a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, those in a past or current dating relationship, and those related by marriage.

A California domestic violence restraining order will guard the protected person from harassment and physical violence. Additionally, the domestic violence restraining order will order the abusive party to stay away from the protected party. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it is imperative that you obtain a restraining order to protect you and your loved ones.

In order to make sure that your rights are accurately and aggressively protected after a domestic violence incident in Southern California, you should contact the experienced Southern California law firm of Wallin & Klarich. Our restraining order attorneys have been helping individuals for more than 30 years. Wallin & Klarich has the legal resources and knowledge to assist you in obtaining a successful outcome. Call Wallin & Klarich today at 888-749-7428 or visit www.wklaw.com to find out more about how we can help. We will be there when you call.

Actress Sandra Bullock May Be Headed for Divorce Following Infidelity Accusations against Husband Jesse James

It was recently reported that Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock moved out of the home she shared with her husband, Jesse James, and his three children from previous relationships following allegations that James had an affair. The pair married in 2005. Since the news broke, the media have speculated on possible separation or divorce. If the couple dec… Continue Reading.......

Ordering the Child’s Legal Guardian to Arrange the Frequency and Duration of Visits Amounts to an Abuse of Discretion in California – Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26

Recently, a California court has ruled that the visitation order providing for monitored visits with the parents, but leaving the frequency, duration, and location of the visits within the legal guardian’s sole discretion is an abuse of discretion and improper delegation of the judicial function to the legal guardian. (In re Rebecca S., Feb. 8, 2010, No.… Continue Reading.......

Legal Fees in Divorce of Los Angeles Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt Hits $19 Million

The divorce of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie could be one of the most expensive in California history. It is estimated that the McCourts have accumulated a total of $19 million in legal fees. One reason for the high cost of legal fees has been attributed to the fact that each of the McCourts hired multiple law firms to represent them.… Continue Reading.......

Just in Time for Tax Season: Spousal Support and Alimony Are Tax Deductible – Internal Revenue Code Section 71

Going through a divorce, child custody proceeding, or both can be one of the most stressful and emotional events in an individual’s lifetime. Although the parties’ finances are addressed, the parties often fail to realize the different tax effects that a family law case creates. With tax season upon us, it is critical that you consider or reevaluate the var… Continue Reading.......

NBA Star Allen Iverson’s Wife Files for Divorce and What You Need to Know About California Divorce Laws – California Family Code Section 2300 and 2311

It was recently reported that Tawanna Iverson, the wife of former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, has filed for divorce after 8 1/2 years of marriage, stating the union is “irretrievably broken.” She is asking for child support, alimony, and full custody of their four children, aged from 1 1/2 to 15 years. She filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court, lo… Continue Reading.......

Frank and Jamie McCourt in Legal Battle over Ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers

A recent court filing revealed that Jamie McCourt, wife of Frank McCourt, is seeking $998,945 per month in temporary spousal support in California while their marriage separation continues. Jamie McCourt’s lawyers claim that although this is a large sum, it would still leave Frank McCourt with about $1.3 million each month. Her lawyers argue that Frank M… Continue Reading.......

How Personal Injury Damages Are Divided As Community Property In Divorce In California – California Family Code 760 and 761

In California the monetary damages (or awards of other property) as a result of a personal injury settlement and or disposition a spouse receives during a divorce may or may not be characterized as community property. The classification of community property depends on when the cause of action arose, not when the proceeds were received. If the cause of acti… Continue Reading.......