Family Law

Family Law News Issue 4, 2019, Volume 41, No. 4

Message from the Editor

Nathan W. Gabbard, CFLS

We are happy to bring you another exciting issue full of fresh perspectives. Delivering this high-caliber content involves the dedication and devotion of countless hours by our editorial team. The Family Law News team warmly welcomes the following Assistant Editors: Craig Pedersen, Louise Fightmaster, and BJ Lee. We look forward to continuing the great work and tradition of excellence of the Family Law News.

In this issue, Dr. CarolAnn Peterson provides a detailed historical approach to the changes and advancements of the law relating to battered persons and self-defense. In her step-by-step analysis, she provides the roadmap leading up to recent California case law that recognized self-defense in domestic violence restraining order matters.

As the new year commences, several new laws became effective. One important change in the Family Code, discussed by Alleen Markarian, is the amendment to Family Code section 1615 as it relates to drafting premarital agreements.

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