Domestic violence still a problem in California

Domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Is domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere?  This is obviously not a new issue, nor is it likely to stop being important now and in the foreseeable future. In 1641, the Massachusetts Body of Laws and Liberties declared that no woman should have to endure injuries from her husband unless he was defending himself against an attack …

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and restraining orders affect a divorce in many ways here in North County San Diego.  It is not uncommon for our courts to issue restraining orders in domestic violence situations.  A person can request a domestic violence restraining order if he or she has been threatened with abuse or has in fact been abused by a person with …

Take the 'Violence' out of Domestic Violence Claims

Take the ‘Violence’ out of Domestic Violence Claims by Watching What you Say

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Is it possible to take the ‘violence’ out of domestic violence claims by watching what you say in written and oral communications?  In today’s hectic world and stressed family circumstances individuals going through the break-up of their family often times do and say things they might and probably would never otherwise say. As a child we used to quote a …

Prior Domestic Violence Record May Affect Your Divorce

Prior Domestic Violence Record May Affect Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

A prior domestic violence record may affect your divorce and crucial aspects such as child custody and spousal support.  California residents, and those across the country, are all too familiar with stories of relationships gone bad.  Domestic violence cases are constant fodder for the tabloids and news websites. The extreme situation is one where the relationship involves domestic violence perpetrated …

How Would a Restraining Order Violation Affect the Outcome of a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What happens when one of the parties in a divorce seeks an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) resulting in a restraining order for the other party? Here in North County a temporary restraining order is often issued based upon the request of a person, and it will be followed by an important hearing in a matter of days to determine the …

Domestic Violence Accusations Around the Holidays

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence accusations around the holidays may carry a lot more consequences than they appear on the surface. In some cases when one of the spouses is planning to file for divorce after the holidays, a false accusation may be levied against the other spouse for domestic violence or child abuse. We wish to make one point vividly clear: Burke …

Why is it Important to Fight Restraining Orders in a North County Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Why is it often important to fight restraining orders in a divorce? Why should you contact Burke & Domercq and go to the hearing if you’ve been served with a restraining order and are considering or in the midst of a divorce? It’s important to state up front Burke & Domercq does not in any way condone domestic violence or …

Domestic violence programs should include immigrant outreach

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious and pervasive problem in California. Unfortunately, some immigrants who are victims may be fearful of reporting their abuse because of potential immigration problems. Others may not understand the legal system in the U.S. and may be isolated from their support systems. Domestic abusers often take advantage of these fears in order to perpetuate their acts …