Domestic Violence and Custody

Domestic Violence and Child Custody

Domestic Violence and Custody

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Custody Battle

Yesterday, online court records indicated Angelina Jolie filed papers with proof of Domestic Violence against Brad in support of their upcoming trial on custody.

Court Records

The court register also indicates that she intends to call the minor children to testify as to these incidents. The records are sealed, but the court register states:

03/12/2021 Miscellaneous ((UNDER SEAL) Offer of Proof and authority in support thereof RE: testimony regarding domestic violence )
Filed by Petitioner

03/12/2021 Notice ((Under Seal) of intent to offer video recording of the deposition of Robin Deutsch, PH.D at trial pursuant to CCP sections 2025.620 (B) and 2025.340 (M) )
Filed by Petitioner

03/12/2021 Response (to Motion to strike testimony of David Martindale, PH.D. (UNDER SEAL) )
Filed by Petitioner

03/12/2021 Request – Judicial Notice (Under Seal )
Filed by Petitioner

03/12/2021 Miscellaneous ((UNDER SEAL)-Offer of Proof and Authority in support thereof RE: testimony of minor children )
Filed by Petitioner

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Domestic Violence and Custody

Domestic violence exists in custody cases and family law.  Emotions are high, personal judgements are low.  If you perpetrate it, you could lose custody.

California Family Code 3044

California Family Code 3044 states: “there is a rebuttable presumption that an award of sole or joint physical or legal custody of a child to a person who has perpetrated domestic violence is detrimental to the best interest of the child…”

False accusations of domestic violence are equally rampant.

If you’ve been falsely accused, there isn’t much that can be done to remedy your loss of reputation, mental and emotional distress. HOWEVER, in child custody cases, because false abuse allegations are so rampant, the Legislature has enacted laws dealing with this area.

California Family Code 3027.1 and Family Code 3027.5

California Family Code 3027.1 states, (a) If a court determines, based on the investigation described in Section 3027 or other evidence presented to it, that an accusation of child abuse or neglect made during a child custody proceeding is false and the person making the accusation knew it to be false at the time the accusation was made, the court may impose reasonable money sanctions…”

Further, California Family Code 3027.5 states, ” (b) The court may order supervised visitation or limit a parent’s custody or visitation if the court finds substantial evidence that the parent, with the intent to interfere with the other parent’s lawful contact with the child, made a report of child sexual abuse, during a child custody proceeding or at any other time, that he or she knew was false at the time it was made…”

Protecting Yourself From False Accusations

I wrote a book called “Protecting Yourself From False Accusations”.  It is available on Amazon.

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