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How Threats Influence Family Law Cases

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on November 2, 2021 in Contentious Divorce, Divorce

Divorce and custody disputes can be contentious and emotionally charged. It is not uncommon for one spouse to make threats against the other. The first thing to know is these threats are often empty, with no legal validity in most cases. The other thing to know is making threats against the other party to get what you want in a divorce can leave you open to sanctions by the court.

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Not-So-Thinly Veiled Threats

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 15, 2019 in Contentious Divorce

Those of us in the legal profession know all too well that domestic violence is not to be taken lightly. During the process of a divorce, the mental anguish and emotional torment can ratchet up feelings of anger and resentment that can sometimes boil over into violence.read more

When the Sex Offender Registry Gets It Wrong

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 7, 2018 in Contentious Divorce

Nothing can damage a reputation like being placed on California’s sex offender registry. We think of it as a list for the state’s most egregious criminals: pedophiles, rapists, and molesters. But because of certain ambiguities and poorly worded laws that differ from state to state, some people who don’t deserve this stigma end up on the registry.read more

What If You Suspect Your Ex Is a Threat to Your Children During Divorce?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 27, 2017 in Contentious Divorce

Even under the best of circumstances, a divorce can be an ordeal for a family, especially when children are involved. But if you have reason to worry that your spouse poses a threat to your children, then you must promptly take action to protect your children and ensure that they are safe from harm.

The State of California has strict laws aimed at protecting children from abuse of any form, and that includes from a parent. But proving to a court of law that your spouse has already harmed or has the potential to harm your child can be quite tough.read more

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