Riverside, CA asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California

Q: Is standing in the doorway breaking a law in California? And does it give some one the right to push,hit,kick etc?

My ex boyfriend/ Childs father cried victim, and has videos of me standing in front of the door crying during an argument. Before he started recording almost every time before he had pushed me, shoved me, hit me, put me in a choke hold etc. he would then start recording me as I was crying asking him why he put his hands on me the way he did and he was laughing and calling me delusional saying he never touched me and I would tell him like I have pictures of bruises from him and he said that I’m crazy and he’s gonna tell the judge I put them on my self. How would I go about this issue in a custody case? He’s put his hands on me when I was holding the baby too but claims I lie and he’s never hit me

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, standing in a doorway is not inherently illegal, but physical violence or abuse, such as pushing, hitting, or kicking, is unlawful and can result in criminal charges and restraining orders. In a custody case, it's crucial to gather evidence, including photos of injuries and any available witness testimony, to support your claims of domestic violence and ensure the child's safety. Consulting with an attorney who specializes in family law can help you navigate the legal process and present a strong case in court.

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