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Arlene Kock, Attorney
 As a prominent California attorney practicing family law for
more than 30 years, Arlene Kock is highly rated among her
p...
 Even though the judge granted financial relief
to the woman in the family law case, the victim
was still legally entitle...
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Domestic Violence Victims and the Use of Tort Law for Compensation

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As a prominent California attorney practicing family law for more than 30 years, Arlene Kock is highly rated among her peers and respected by judicial officers where she makes her court appearances. At her full-service law firm, Arlene Kock covers all aspects of family law, including divorce, visitation, contempt, omitted assets, and domestic partnerships. She also represents domestic violence victims to procure protective orders.

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Domestic Violence Victims and the Use of Tort Law for Compensation

  1. 1. Arlene Kock, Attorney
  2. 2.  As a prominent California attorney practicing family law for more than 30 years, Arlene Kock is highly rated among her peers and respected by judicial officers where she makes her court appearances. At her full-service law firm, Arlene Kock covers all aspects of family law, including divorce, visitation, contempt, omitted assets, and domestic partnerships. She also represents domestic violence victims to procure protective orders. Victims of domestic violence often don’t realize that they can sue in civil court for pain and anguish endured, along with lost wages and medical treatment. This is illustrated in a case from 2010, when a woman in family court received support and other compensation and then filed an unconnected civil tort action requesting additional relief not available in the family courts.
  3. 3.  Even though the judge granted financial relief to the woman in the family law case, the victim was still legally entitled to receive additional compensation through civil tort law. Tort law applies to a person that causes another person to suffer from harm or loss, which can result in a legal liability for the defendant. In this case, the wife was physically harmed by the husband, which entitled have the case heard in family court and then seek further damages for battery and emotional distress in the civil court.

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