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ADZ Law receives the 2021…

ADZ Law receives the 2021 Elinor Falvey Award given by the Women Lawyers Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association

ADZ Law is proud to announce that we are the recipient of the 2021 Elinor Falvey Award given by the Women Lawyers Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. This honor recognizes a person or organization that excels in maintaining a commitment… Read More
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The Connection Between Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence Victims

Is there a connection between a spouse who beats their partner at home and a person who shoots up a grocery store or a massage parlor? There is growing evidence of a connection between mass shootings and domestic violence victims. When the threats to… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce in California: Does Fault Play a Role in Domestic Violence Cases?

You may have heard that California has “no-fault divorce.” As a survivor of domestic violence, you may wonder if your spouse’s conduct will play any role in the court’s award of spousal support, child custody, or division of property. The goo… Read More
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Child Abuse

As winter sets in and COVID-19 continues to spread, shut-downs and stay at home orders drag on. The added stress, isolation, and remote learning that comes with trying to keep everyone safe from the disease could be creating a different danger: incre… Read More
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Jessica Dayton featured i…

Jessica Dayton featured in BRAIV Series, Survivor Advocacy: Alternative Paths to Justice

Berkeley Resistance Against Inter-Partner Violence (BRAIV) Series for Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be presenting on October 28th via Zoom, Survivor Advocacy: Alternative Paths to Justice. Partner at ADZ Law LLP, Jessica Dayton, will be feat… Read More
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New CA Law Codifies what…

New CA Law Codifies what Victims and Experts Know: Coercive Control is Domestic Violence

On September 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill clarifying that conduct used to establish “coercive control” constitutes abuse under CA’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act. This is a welcome recognition of a long-establishe… Read More
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ADZ Law, LLP celebrates five years of achieving justice for our clients! We are proud our attorneys include Certified Legal Specialists, SuperLawyers, and leaders in the field. We look forward to many more years of success. Read More
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"Coercive Confusion: The Nexus of Domestic Violence & Custody in the Time of COVID-19" by Mallika Kaur and Kelly Behre

Mallika Kaur, Attorney at ADZ Law, LLP and Law Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law partnered with Kelly Behre, Director of the Family Protection and Legal Assistance at the UC Davis School of Law to co-author an article entitled “Coercive Confusi… Read More
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How Victims Can Use Anti-SLAPP Motions to Fight Defamation Lawsuits

When you come forward as an abuse victim, being called a liar is unfortunately common. Being sued for defamation or malicious prosecution because your abuser says you are lying is far worse. Find out how you can use California’s anti-SLAPP laws to… Read More
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Super Lawyers 2020: Tulin D. Acikalin

Super Lawyers 2020: Tülin D. Açıkalın

ADZ Law, LLP is proud to announce that partner Tulin D. Acikalin has been selected as a 2020 Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This… Read More
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