In a “malignant divorce,” a couple engages in hostile confrontation instead of legal negotiation in an attempt to resolve issues such as child custody, dividing marital assets and so forth. As a result of the hostility, there is damage done to not only themselves but their children also.
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Kristin Trutanich, a California family law attorney at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, discusses California divorce-related subjects from domestic violence to restraining orders with DivorceMag.com.
Narcissistic abuse can be as overt as yelling, screaming, and criticizing or, as covert as gaslighting, withholding needs, and denying what was and wasn’t said.
Not every woman involved with a narcissist will suffer from narcissistic abuse syndrome. Those who are in long-term marriages or relationships are more apt to suffer the repercussions of the narcissist’s attempts at controlling, gaslighting and manipulation.
Temporary custody and support orders generally stay in place until a divorce is finalized unless requests for modifications are made. The temporary orders may be made final in the divorce settlement, or new terms agreed to as part of the divorce process. Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group […]
It’s a staggering statistic that financial abuse is present in 98 per cent of abusive relationships. Financial abuse can range from someone who is overly controlling with how money is spent at the grocery store, to an abuser who demands the victim’s paycheck or does not allow access to joint bank accounts. If you don’t […]
This is probably the number one reason why victims even stay with their abuser, because they’re scared about where they will go, where they’ll live, and how they’ll support themselves. Filing for temporary spousal support as part of the TRO or as a separate motion can provide money for rent, food, and other necessaries, and […]
Sometimes people think that child support is something that is only part of a divorce. However, like seeking temporary child custody, victims in a domestic violence matter have the ability to request temporary child support as part of the TRO. You can also file a separate motion for child support should you, and the abusive […]
There is a second way protect your safety and the safety of your kids. Depending on the family situation, the TRO can include a temporary visitation or parenting schedule to see the children with designated locations for pick-up and drop-offs. However, you can request a temporary order of sole custody, and even a risk assessment […]
The primary way the law offers protection to victims of domestic violence is through a temporary restraining order (TRO). The objective of a TRO is to eliminate contact between the victim and the abuser. Depending on the party’s situation, the restraining order can include provisions similar to an order requiring the person who committed the […]