Oct. 31, 2014
The Recorder reports on FVAP’s major victory in the appellate courts (Fajota vs. Fajota). This found that the trial court twice abused its discretion by awarding joint legal custody without applying Family Code section 3044’s presumption against granting custody to a parent who has abused the other parent in the past five years. The court decision addressed applying section 3044 even where a court determines not to grant a restraining order, and also in the dissolution case that followed. FVAP’s appeal means this case will become binding legal precedent.
July 11, 2014
American Lawyer publishes an article about FVAP’s epic event, Battle of the Bands Los Angeles, which together with our San Francisco event raised $217,000 to support survivors of domestic violence and their children.
July 8, 2014
Proskauer Rose issues a press release about FVAP’s Battle of the Bands Los Angeles.
In our April newsletter, we’re celebrating strong mothers. Also featured: Executive Director Erin Smith testifies in State Legislature on AB 2089 to amend California domestic violence laws. Read it here.
Four new appellate legal victories for CA survivors! Read about them in our March newsletter.