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Judge Rules that Wife is Entitled to Damages From her Abusive Husband By Rita Price/ The Columbus Dispatch

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Wonderful legal precedent !!!

In what might be a first for Ohio, a Franklin County judge has ruled that a domestic-violence victim who sued her abusive husband is entitled to civil damages.

Jerry Bailey is liable for the pain and suffering and distress that he caused Jennifer Bailey — now his ex-wife — as a result of his attack on her in August 2013, Common Pleas Judge Julie Lynch said in a written decision this week.

“This sets a clear legal precedent that these victims are going to have recourse to a meaningful remedy. Whether Jennifer Bailey ever collects a dollar or not, that makes this decision huge,” said her attorney, Michael King.

Jennifer Bailey, who recently changed her surname back to Kershaw, said she hopes the case paves the way for other domestic-violence victims to hold abusers accountable in civil courts.

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http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/10/21/domestic-violence-ruling.html

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October 24, 2015 at 2:58 am

Proposed law would protect victims from reliving nightmare/ KRQE News 13

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http://krqe.com/2015/01/15/proposed-law-would-protect-victims-from-reliving-nightmare/
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – State lawmakers will consider a bill that would keep victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault from reliving their nightmare once their attackers are out of jail, by giving them permanent no contact orders. It’s called Racheal’s Law, and is inspired by an Albuquerque woman.

The abuse started for Racheal Gonzales when she was 10. She told KRQE News 13 she was 17 when she reported her father.

“First he would come into my room and fondle me, and later on he sexually assaulted me,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales’ father was convicted of criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor. In 1987 he was sentenced to 42 years behind bars, but with good time, he was out by 2010.

Gonzales said she had to go to court last year and face her father to get a no contact order after he tried to reach out to her.

“It was as if I was re-victimized over again. The courtroom was very small. It was a very confined space,” Gonzales recalled. “All I know is that I do not want other victims to have to go through what I have gone through.”

State lawmakers will consider Racheal’s Law in the upcoming legislative session. It seeks to protect victims of domestic violence or sexual assault from their offenders with permanent no contact orders. It also means victims would not have to be present at future hearings with their attackers.

Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. David Gallegos, R-Eunice, back the bill that would amend the state’s Family Violence Protection Act.

“To have a victim having to face the perpetrator over and over again just to have an order of protection, that shouldn’t be happening,” Lopez said.

Gonzales said they are working with New Mexico’s congressional members in the hopes of bringing Racheal’s Law to the national stage.

Gonzales was instrumental last year in getting Erin’s law passed. It requires schools districts to teach kids about sexual abuse, and trains teachers to spot and report suspected abuse.

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March 11, 2015 at 1:08 am

Appeal Denied After Court Rules That Child Can Be Circumcised, Orders Mom Not To Tell Her Son That She Opposes

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This article was originally posted on the Inquisitr
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A court in Florida ordered that a four-year-old boy’s father, Dennis Nebus, has the right to have him circumcised even though his mother opposes the circumcision. Chase Ryan Nebus-Hironimus is a Palm Beach County boy. He turned four on Oct. 31. Last month, the state appeals court ruled that the father could proceed with the circumcision, but according to the Sun Sentinel on Friday, the boy had not been circumcised yet. The boys mother, backed by emotional and financial support from online groups affiliated with the websites Saving Chase and Bloodstained Men, vowed to try to take the case to the Florida Supreme Court to prevent her son from being circumcised.

As the case unfolded over the last year, other anti-routine-circumcision activists, known as intactivists, also rallied behind Heather Hironimus, Chase’s mother, and helped to support her legal expenses. Intactivists and other supporters of Chase’s mom’s efforts created a social media campaign using the hashtag #SavingChase.

During the progression of the court case, Chase’s mother was given a gag order by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen, according to the Palm Beach New Times, who said he would allow the circumcision because “there is no reason” not to. Chase’s mom was not to discuss the matter publicly, and she was also warned that she was not to let on to her son Chase that she opposed the idea of him being circumcised. Inquisitr covered the details of the story until that point last month.

It appears as though the Florida Supreme Court will not end up deciding on whether or not Chase will be circumcised, though. On Friday, the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach Friday denied the request of Chase’s mother to bring the case before the highest court in the state.

“It’s unfortunate the court decided the way that it did,” Rebecca Wald, a Fort Lauderdale intactivist, told the Sun Sentinel. “Circumcision is bad enough — but when you have a 4-year-old boy who is terrified to lose part of his penis and will remember it for the rest of his life, it’s insanity.”

On Tuesday, in an email to the Sun Sentinel, the father’s attorney refused comment saying it is “a family matter.” Chase’s father has commented that the reason he wants his son circumcised is, because it’s the “normal thing to do.” The boys mother was not at liberty to discuss her feelings on the trial and Chase’s probability of being circumcised due to the gag order.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1680734/appeal-denied-after-court-rules-that-child-can-be-circumcised/#1FXsKBkCe88uAVgJ.99

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December 16, 2014 at 6:53 am

Attorney Brings Newborn to Court Because Judge Says Maternity Leave is “No Good Cause” to Postpone Hearing

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http://lawyerist.com/77792/judge-says-attorneys-maternity-leave-good-cause-postpone-hearing-brings-baby/?utm_source=lawyerist_fp_notes&utm_medium=internal

From the Associated Press

An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney’s request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said.

Well played, mom.

We think so too!

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October 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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Professional Services For Protective Mothers

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Professional Services For Protective Mothers

DISCLAIMER: Attorneys and other professional referrals on this site do not necessarily indicate our recommendation or endorsement. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any attorney or professional being considered. You are totally and solely responsible for your own selections and actions.

Note; The selection of experts and professionals who understand and have experience with DV issues, child abuse, trauma, personalities disorders ect. along with how the above impacts custody proceedings in family court is very limited. You may not find professionals needed in your immediate area. Some of the professionals listed below may travel. It is your responsibility to contact the professional of your choice and ask any and all questions pertaining to travel and finances.

Protective Moms; If you wish to participate by adding to our list, we welcome you! Please include the name and contact information of a professional you have worked with who was extraordinary in dealing with the above issues. Please put this information in our comment section of the below link.

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Attorney Referrals:

CALIFORNIA

Robin Yeamans
1484 Pollard Rd # 191
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 867-8137

Florida

ELIZABETH J. KATES, Esq.
4411 Northwest Tenth Street,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33066 –
(954) 979-8783

http://www.florida-attorneys-at-law.com/index.html

NEW JERSEY

Toby Kleinmen Family Law Attorney
Adler & Kleinman
988 River Road,
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: 732-878-1170

New York

Lisa Beth Older ESQ
65 Broadway Suite 706
New York, NY 10006
(212) 786-0901

http://www.nycdivorcelawyer.net/

TEXAS

Tom Burton,
Houston Texas Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Attorney
2600 Southwest Freeway
Suite 806
Houston, TX 77098
ph: 713.741.9301
fax: 713.741.9302
info@tomburtonlaw.com
http://www.tomburtonlaw.com

VIRGINIA

Virginia Beach
Hofheimer/Ferrebee, P.C.
1060 Laskin Road
Suite 12B
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 425-5200
Fax: (757) 425-6100

Newport News
Hofheimer/Ferrebee, P.C.
11815 Fountain Way
One City Center, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-425-5200
Fax: 757-425-6100
http://www.hoflaw.com

Expert Witness, Child Trauma and Abuse

Joyanna Silberg, PhD

jlsilberg@aol.com
410 938 4974

Karen Borders

Evidence Based INC.
Expert in Threat Assessment and Issues Affecting Child Safety, including D.V and child abuse

http://www.ebinc.com/

Boarders and McLaughlin
(949) 727-4444

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May 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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