When you hear or read the words "domestic violence," it probably conjures up images of bruises, bloody noses and broken bones. You probably don't picture an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend trying to post naked photos of the victim online or sell a piece of "revenge porn" in order to harass and humiliate the victim.
California's family courts take parenting time very seriously. When one parent drastically interferes with the other's parenting time, both the civil and criminal consequences can be severe.
In a divorce, dividing assets can be easier than trying to determine child custody and visitation. More courts are moving towards shared parenting, or co-parenting, which is when both parents share custody and care of the child. You might stop being a husband or wife, but you will always be mom or dad, and so will the other parent.
What exactly is domestic violence?
Breaking up may be hard to do, but some couples find dividing up their possessions even harder. How can two people who are dividing up their lives divide up their material possessions fairly?
If you're staring an unhappy marriage in the face and thinking of the years in front of you, the need to end the damaging relationship is very real. However, if your family has limited resources, even the idea of filing for a divorce can stop you from moving forward with your lives.