On August 5, the Court of Appeal issued its opinion in our case of Ashby v. Ashby, where we represented a survivor of domestic violence in defending against her abuser appealing the five-year renewal of her restraining order. In the opinion, the Court of Appeal agreed with us that our client’s five-year restraining order renewal should stay in place.
We’re teaming up with California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) to host bimonthly Legal Chats with FVAP! These are statewide calls open to all CPEDV members. This month’s call is today, August 4 at 11am. The topic is Litigation Abuse: Stories and Strategies. Interested in learning more about calls like this one and how you can attend? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with 22 domestic violence organizations and academics FVAP successfully obtained publication of a case in which a survivor of domestic violence and their child came to the U.S. to flee abuse. Under the Hague Convention, when a parent comes to the U.S. to flee abuse, children with them are typically sent back to their “home country” for that country to make custody decisions. This case establishes that if the abusive parent is in denial of their domestic violence problem, then it cannot be safe to return the child, no matter whether the home country has strong laws about domestic violence or otherwise. Read the published opinion.
We’re in oral argument June 22 representing a survivor of domestic violence who was granted a five-year extension of her restraining order. Her abuser is appealing the extension arguing that the trial court made mistakes before arriving at their decision to extend the order. FVAP and our client believe the trial court was correct in their decision to extend the restraining order, and we will be arguing that in court on our survivor client’s behalf.
This Saturday, June 19 is Juneteenth.
Over the years, Juneteenth has become a time of celebration for the African American community to commemorate freedom and come together.
Learn more about Juneteenth at www.Juneteenth.com.