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A Dangerous Loophole In Federal Law Is Putting Women's Lives At Risk

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

It's long been recognized in the U.S. that domestic violence and guns are a deadly combination. That's why people who have been convicted of domestic ...

False Allegations of Abuse Target Men in Divorce

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Divorce is almost never a simple process, and the introduction of protection orders or allegations of abuse instantly increase the complexity of the case, particularly for the purported offender.

Facebook Down

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Facebook recently crept over 1.23 billion monthly active users, while over the past few days the social media giant's site has crashed, leading to multiple catastrophes across this great land.

Man Who Stalked Mila Kunis Escapes From Secured Facility

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

A man who was twice convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a secured mental health facility in Pomona, California, over the weekend. ...

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

When Divorce and Domestic Violence Collide

James McLaren | Posted 06.14.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

Divorce can be a tough process that heightens emotions and tensions. Removing yourself completely from the threatening environment can often be the best course of action and always call the police if you do not feel safe. Then move ahead with consulting with the family law attorney.

Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them? | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

It's Not Easy

Theresa Byrne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Theresa Byrne

I needed to create a trail on this guy. Just in case he did it to someone else, the police would have a record of it. And maybe the next target would be helped. Could be helped. Because they've done it before, and will do it again.

So 'Miracles' Happen In Children's Hospitals -- Just Not For Jahi?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

Hospitals know that for some children a miracle is not a viable prospect, so let's not use that word for any patient.

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

Controversy Embroils Texas Student Government Elections

Posted 03.01.2012 | College

Students at the University of Texas are upset with student government election rules they helped write. Student presidential candidate Madison Gard...

Kroenke Gets Restraining Order For Gun-Toting Employee

Posted 12.02.2011 | Denver

Stan Kroenke, the billionaire Denver sports mogul that owns the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Arsenal (the English soccer cl...

The Psychology of the Victim

Paul LaRosa | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Paul LaRosa

That's the name of a class I spoke to recently at John Jay College for Criminal Justice...

Saving the Sheen Children

Vikki Ziegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vikki Ziegler

Whatever may really be going on in Charlie Sheen's head the first priority at this point in time is to ensure the safety of their twin young children.

Sharon Stone's Home Invaded By Delusional Man

AP/HuffingtonPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: E! Online reported on court documents filed by Stone, which said: "I am in fear from Mr. Gooden for my personal safety, and that of those aro...

Does Free Speech Mean Free to Offend?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.

Missing Boy's Father Files For Divorce, Restraining Order Against Wife

AP /Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The father of Kyron Horman, a 7-year-old Oregon boy missing for more than three weeks, filed for divorce from the boy's stepmother o...

Virginians Take Heed: Dating Violence is Not Going Away

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

Last month, Break the Cycle released its third annual State Law Report Cards, a survey of the nation's teen dating violence civil protection laws. And for the third year in a row, Virginia received a failing grade.

Britney Gets Restraining Order Against Peeping Fan | Posted Jun 16th 2009 3:45PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since security guards and giant fences haven't done the trick, Britney Spears has gotten a temporary restraining order against the woman who was poppe...

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

Jessica Gonzales is a domestic violence survivor. Ms. Gonzales filed suit, alleging violation of her civil rights, but after the Supreme Court rejected her claims, what options remained?