How to keep yourself safe and start a new life when exiting a controlling and violent marriage.
Negative emotions can lead to rash behaviors and bad decisions during the divorce process. Therapy can be a good solution to find support and to manage negative emotions during divorce.
Three Things to Know When Barring a Spouse from the Marital Home
Reach out to Law Enforcement If You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence in Florida During the course of my regular family law practice, many clients will come asking advice about what they can do to protect themselves from domestic violence. Unfortunately, domestic violence in Florida is a serious problem in our community and if […]
Divorce is already a hard enough thing to deal with; however, removing yourself from an abusive relationship in the process can make things almost impossible. The best way to do so is by learning to live without them and learning to love yourself in the process. 1. Know the Law Although this may seem simplistic […]
Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Many people feel bullied during divorce, either by their spouse, their spouse’s attorney, or the court system. As a trained mediator working with clients through the divorce process, I encourage my clients to stay empowered so they don’t feel like they have little or no control over what […]
Financial abuse is insidious, cloaked in false “protectiveness,” a form of bullying, and a precursor to domestic violence. It leaves no bruises, but it really, really hurts. It will erode one’s self-esteem, enslave them to the one who is supposed to love them, and destroy the victim’s spirit, sense of self-worth, the very essence of their […]
One of the toughest components of practicing family law involves handling domestic violence issues. Domestic violence issues are by far the most serious, emotionally charged, and costly components of any divorce or child custody case. The consequences are often literally “life or death” for the victim(s). The California Family Code provides that if the […]
Mother’s Day isn’t the easiest holiday in the world. Many women around the world are anguished over wanting to be a mother, and the holiday reminds them of this. Some women have lost their children in family court while divorcing a narcissist, and again the day reminds them of this. Other women are stepmothers watching […]
In the following case, the order against the mother, from the domestic violence findings, had expired before the Court of Appeals could make a decision. The final decision of the Court of Appeals, however, was to reverse the lower court’s judgment against the mother. If the civil protection order against her had already expired, one […]