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Free Family Law Seminar Series

Join our Free Family Law Seminar on Saturday, March 2, 2012, 10-11 a.m., at Pickleweed Community Center in San Rafael, and learn about many critical aspects of every family law case.

  • An overview of the divorce process
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Calculation of Child Support
  • Calculation of Spousal Support
  • Division of Assets and Debts

This seminar is free of charge. Space is limited. RSVP today by emailing!

Don’t miss this unique and FREE educational workshop!!

The Law Offices of Jasmine Davaloo
A San Francisco Bay Area Family Law and Employment Law Practice
(415) 671-5353


Domestic Violence is NEVER a Private Matter.

Today, advocates of domestic violence survivors unveiled a billboard with the message “Domestic Violence is NEVER a Private Matter. If you need help, call (877) 503-1850.”  While directed at San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi for characterizing his DV case as a family affair, this strong message goes far beyond.  Some may think that domestic violence only affects the victim, or at most, the children who witness the abuse at home.  But, what on surface may seem like a family issue, has devastating monetary and non-monetary effects on our society at large.

For instance, both a DV survivor and an abuser can suffer from employment problems, substance abuse, depression, poverty, homicide, mental health issues, incarceration, and more.

The children of DV survivors can be emotionally and psychologically harmed for the rest of their lives.  The emotional disturbance from the abuse they are exposed to during childhood can result in the reenactment of violence during their adolescent and adult years.

The society as a whole suffers monetarily from domestic violence as it increases costs for employers, businesses, medical care, mental health services, criminal justice intervention, etc.  Domestic violence also affects us all in many non-monetary ways, i.e., by making us feel less safe at home, in the workplace, at schools, and on the street.

Unless you have known someone who suffered domestic violence, you may have never considered its effect on you and your community.  Studies have repeatedly proven, however, that domestic violence has significant impacts on our society at large.  Simply put, domestic violence is a PUBLIC matter.  We all suffer from its destructive effects, and thus, we all have the right, and the responsibility, to put a stop to it.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact someone that can help.  To file for, or receive information on obtaining, a domestic violence restraining order, contact an attorney or various organizations for assistance.

California Family Law Blog Goes Live!!!

Our families are the most important part of our lives.  The development of relationships we create throughout the years become extremely personal and intimate, and we take all possible steps to protect them.  However, we cannot control all the moving pieces in our lives.  The actions and decisions of others affect us, whether positively or negatively, and whether intentionally or unintentionally.  Those actions and decisions can lead to devastating results for the loving relationships we worked so hard to maintain.  There will be confusion and fear of the unknown.  But even when you can’t control the actions of others, you can still control your own and make decisions that are positive for you and those you love.

If you didn’t know already, the California family law court system can be quite confusing.  Maneuvering through it without a strong legal support system can lead to additional confusion and fear of uncertainty.  As part of taking control of your life and making positive decisions, you may need to hire an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney to advocate for you and the goals you seek to obtain.

My goal for maintaining this family law blog is to provide my San Francisco Bay Area community members with simple-to-comprehend,  general information about the California family law, and topics that may affect particular counties within the San Francisco Bay Area.  Feel free to comment or ask general questions.  Please remember, this is a public forum, viewable by all, and you should not disclose any personal or confidential information.  All blog contents are my personal opinions, and are not intended to act as legal advice.  Each person’s situation is different and even if something may sound similar or identical to your case, there may be other facts unknown to you that make it different.

My family law practice is based in San Rafael, CA.  I represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Sonoma Counties.  I handle all types of family law cases, such as divorce (dissolution of marriage), domestic partnership and same-sex marital dissolution, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), division of property (characterization and valuation of community property), modification of existing court orders, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, establishing parentage (paternity), guardianship, and more.

Jasmine Davaloo, Esq.

The Law Offices of Jasmine Davaloo

(415) 671-5353

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