News in the Inland Empire: Domestic Violence Includes Non-Violent Conduct

The recent case of Burquet vs. Brumbaugh held that the domestic violence prevention act authorizes courts to issue restraining orders for “disturbing the peace of the other party.” In Burquet, the ex-boyfriend showed up the Plaintiff’s house unannounced and uninvited. He paced around her front porch for about 10 minutes, even though she had declined […]

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When can I get an emergency Custody Order?

Family Code Section 3064 requires the requesting party to demonstrate “immediate harm to the child.”  According to Section 3064, immediate harm includes recent acts of domestic violence or sexual abuse. Other grounds are not precluded, but any request must be supported by a statement of facts which prove an immediate risk of harm to the child.  […]

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Why do you need a Certified Family Law Specialist?

When someone calls our office for a possible appointment, I always inform them that Attorney  Bawden is a Certified Family Law Specialist.  An attorney who does not specialize in a certain area of law may not be best suited for family law issues.  Family law issues are complex and they change. In order to keep […]

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