Episode 7 - Domestic Violence
In today's episode, hosts Bryan Abercrombie and Samuel Sanchez discuss the complex issue of domestic and family violence in Texas, including the proper steps to take if you or your child is the victim of family violence, i.e., documenting the abuse, exiting the situation safely, involving a third-party, such as the police, and getting a protective order in place if necessary, as well as the importance of doing one's due diligence when dating, before cohabiting with a partner/spouse, and the importance of understanding the impact a domestic/family violence charge can have on one's life, including things ranging from employment to division of property to even being able to stay involved in aspects of your child's education. High profile domestic violence cases are mentioned, including the rift between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and listeners are advised that in situations full of emotion and conflict, always opt for the high road.
If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases.
Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.
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0:59 General Discussion of Domestic/Family Violence
2:42 Due Diligence/Red Flags During Dating
4:28 Prenuptial Agreements, Blended Families, and DV Disclosure
5:38 What Constitutes Domestic or Family Violence?
7:34 Implications of the Brady Law
9:08 Always Take the High Road
10:46 The Holy Grail of Accusations
13:45 Steps to Take as a Victim (and the Importance of Taking Them)
15:24 Protective Orders
19:07 Establish a Place of Safety
20:49 Violating a Protective Order is a Felony Offense
21:37 Caution Against Falsely Using DV as Leverage
22:51 If You're Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
24:09 Implications of Protective Orders/Convictions
25:14 Document Interactions/Err on the Side of Caution
26:21 Don't be Manipulated into Violating Court Orders
28:58 Final Thoughts