ADZ Law, LLP Supports New Legislation Protecting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence face daunting challenges to leaving their abuser, including personal, religious, and financial obstacles, as well as threats to their physical safety. Immigrant victims face an additional hurdle, as abusers often use immi…
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When Social Media Becomes a Tool for Abuse and Harassment

In the twenty-first century, social media , such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and outlets, play a large role in people’s everyday lives. Social media is used as a tool to build a brand, reputation or image, and can connect people with similar in…
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ADZ Law, LLP Partner, Tülin Açıkalın, Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle at NARAL Fundraiser

Tülin D. Açıkalın represented the firm at the NARAL Pro Choice America Power of Choice Luncheon in San Francisco yesterday. NARAL, formerly the Natio…
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The devastating impact of telling a victim her case is “he said, she said”

Today’s San Francisco Chronicle article, “Rape Allegation Leads to Federal Probe” February 5, 2017, documented one young sexual assault survivor’s struggle to access her rights after being raped. The article details the current Title IX c…
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The Role of Fault and Abuse in Determining Spousal Support

You may have heard that California is a “no fault” divorce state. However, one spouse’s “fault” may be considered in certain circumstances, such as in the determination of spousal support where one spouse has committed abuse. In fact, in de…
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"Dating Relationship" in modern day terms under the DVPA

To obtain a domestic violence restraining order, the person requesting protection must show two things: (1) that the restrained person has abused or threatened to abuse the person requesting protection, and (2) the person requesting protection has a…
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? What is “Date of Separation” and Why Does It Matter?

The date of separation is legal term of art that has significant implications on your financial rights.  The date of separation is used by California courts to determine the community assets and liabilities, the amount and duration of spousal suppor…
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United States Supreme Court Upholds Firearms Prohibition in Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Cases

Under the Lautenberg Amendment, which Congress passed in 1996, individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors can’t legally own or buy guns. In a recent US Supreme Court case, Voisine v. United States, two men who lost their right to own…
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ADZ LAW, LLP Partner Lauren Zorfas Named To The 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers List

We are proud and excited to announce that Lauren Zorfas has been selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of…
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ADZ Law, LLP attends CORA Speak Up! Luncheon.

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 our entire firm had the privilege of attending this event along with many in the San Mateo community.  CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) hosted this special luncheon in recognition of Domestic Violence Awar…
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