Victim of domestic violence needs assistance with a divorce matter. Parties married in April, 2010 and separated in 2016. He kicked her out of the house, hired an attorney and filed a complaint for divorce. He abused her physically, verbally and financially during the marriage. She states that adverse party owns a sushi restaurant but the restaurant is under his mother’s name. She is seeking a portion of the business as well as spousal support. She is currently living with a friend until she can get on her feet.
Case Number: 2017-000381
Case Number: 2017-006885
Father, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody and support matter. He and his girlfriend separated over a month ago after a 10-year relationship when she left to be with another man. They have 7 children together from ages 3 to 11 and an additional child that he has raised since he was a baby. All 8 of the children are living with the client and have not seen mom since she left. She threatened to accuse him of domestic violence to take the children away. He’s requesting sole custody and child support.
Case Number: 2017-006802
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. Parties married in April, 1983 and are still living together. He is reportedly emotional, financial and physically abusive towards her. There is a marital house that can be in dispute as client was tricked into signing a deed. The adverse party and his mother tell client that she is going to be out in the streets. Client would like to keep part of the house. The parties have no minor children together. They have community property and debt to divide. She also has a retirement account.
Case Number: 2017-007072
A victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2016 and recently separated. He was emotionally, financially, physically and verbally abusive towards her. He has a substance abuse problem and becomes abusive when he is under the influence. The client was granted a 30-day TPO. Their two children, ages 5 years and 6 years, were living with her until recently. When the adverse party kicked her out of the home, changed the locks and is refusing to give the children back to her. She wants sole legal and sole physical custody. She request child support. He can keep the vehicle. They have no other debts or property to divide.
Case Number: 2018-000555
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1992 and are still living together. He is emotionally, physically and verbally abusive towards her. She filed a TPO against him. They have no minor children together. The adverse party has his own business. There is property and several debts to divide. The client also has a retirement account that she would like to keep.
Case Number: 2018-000520
A Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017 due to the abuse. The adverse party was emotionally, physically, and verbally abusive towards the client. He has choked her in the past. The client never reported the abuse. Their two children, ages 11 and 9, live with her and see their dad every weekend. He does not provide any financial assistance for the children. She is requesting sole legal and primary physical custody. She also request child and spousal support. There is no property or debt to divide.
Case Number: 2018-00657
Client is also seeking assistance to extend her temporary protective order. The adverse party physically and sexually abused her in front of the children. He has threatened to hit her with a bat and to hang the children. She was awarded temporary custody of the children in the TPO. There is a Hearing to Extend the Temporary Protective Order on February 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm.
Case Number: 2018-000658
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with two cases. She and her husband married in 2013 and recently separated. He was reportedly emotionally, financially physically, sexually and verbally abusive to her. Their two children, ages, 4 and 6, live with the client in a domestic violence shelter. Their 6 year old son has autism. The children have witness the abuse and one of their children is having problems managing his anger. The client was diagnosed with depression in 2014. The adverse party took her to the hospital alleging that she was having bad thoughts and they diagnosed her with schizophrenia. The adverse party would control how much medication she would take. He threatens the client to put her in a mental hospital and to take the children to Mexico. She was granted a TPO and temporary custody of the children. She’s asking for sole custody and visitation with the father. She also requests child support. There is property to divide.
Case Number: 2018-001132
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated recently. He was verbally abusive towards her. The adverse party was screaming at the client and she got a seizure. Her uncle took her to the hospital and her son stayed behind. Their 2-year old son is currently with the adverse party’s parents. He has been withholding the child from her. She last saw him a few days ago for 15 minutes and he would not allow her to take the child. The client has filed a custody complaint. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Ritchie with a Motion Hearing on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Case Number: 2018-001365
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. He was reportedly emotionally, physically, sexually and verbally abusive towards her. She has a TPO against the adverse party. He has threatened to kill the applicant. Their three children, ages 5 years to 1 year, live with the client. The adverse party is currently in custody for violating his parole. She requests sole legal and sole physical custody. There is marital debt that she will continue to pay. There is also a retirement account.