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When Social Media Becomes a Tool for Abuse and Harassment

In the twenty-first century, social media , such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and outlets, play a large role in people’s everyday lives. Social media is used as a tool to build a brand, reputation or image, and can connect people with similar in… Read More
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ADZ Law, LLP Partner, Tülin Açıkalın, Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle at NARAL Fundraiser

Tülin D. Açıkalın represented the firm at the NARAL Pro Choice America Power of Choice Luncheon in San Francisco yesterday. http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/The-silver-lining-to-Trump-s-election-for-10973544.php NARAL, formerly the National… Read More
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The devastating impact of telling a victim her case is “he said, she said”

Today’s San Francisco Chronicle article, “Rape Allegation Leads to Federal Probe” February 5, 2017, documented one young sexual assault survivor’s struggle to access her rights after being raped. The article details the current Title IX c… Read More
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"Dating Relationship" in modern day terms under the DVPA

To obtain a domestic violence restraining order, the person requesting protection must show two things: (1) that the restrained person has abused or threatened to abuse the person requesting protection, and (2) the person requesting protection has a… Read More
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? What is “Date of Separation” and Why Does It Matter?

The date of separation is legal term of art that has significant implications on your financial rights. The date of separation is used by California courts to determine the community assets and liabilities, the amount and duration of spousal support,… Read More
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United States Supreme Court Upholds Firearms Prohibition in Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Cases

Under the Lautenberg Amendment, which Congress passed in 1996, individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors can’t legally own or buy guns. In a recent US Supreme Court case, Voisine v. United States, two men who lost their right to own o… Read More
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ADZ LAW, LLP Partner Lauren Zorfas Named To The 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers List

We are proud and excited to announce that Lauren Zorfas has been selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of… Read More
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ADZ Law, LLP attends CORA Speak Up! Luncheon.

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 our entire firm had the privilege of attending this event along with many in the San Mateo community. CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) hosted this special luncheon in recognition of Domestic Violence Awaren… Read More
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ADZ Law, LLP Welcomes Two New Associates

ADZ Law, LLP is excited to announce the addition of two new associates to our firm. Claire Ramsey has worked as an attorney representing seniors in San Mateo County on issues involving elder abuse, public benefits, and health care for the last three… Read More
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Recent Court Cases Clarify Meaning of "Disturbing the Peace" Under Domestic Violence Prevention Act

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One relief victims may seek is a restraining order under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) of the California Family Code. Historically, it has been much easier to define and prove acts of abuse… Read More
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