Wed, 18 March 2015
This short video is just a promo of what my UDEMY.com course is like. The course is for people who have NO KIDS and are generally getting along and just want to get back to being single.
I explain what forms are needed to start, and complete a divorce in California. I explain why the needs each of them and what they do.
The course is availble here: Udemy.com/Do-It-yourself-california-divorce
Podcast listeners can get a discounted price of $20 by emailing me for a coupon code. Send me an email at: DAVID@MENSFAMILYLAW.COM and I'll send you the coupon code.
Mon, 16 March 2015
Men's Family Law - The show this week has information on a do it yourself divorce course offered by David Pisarra on UDEMY.com.
You can get a discount code making the course $20.00 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mentioning you are a podcast listener!
Check the course out here: www.udemy.com/do-it-yourself-california-divorce/
Today's interview is with Michael Volpe who is the author of BULLIED TO DEATH - THE CHRIS MACKNEY STORY. A tale involving a decades old murder, lawyers, a celebrity jewelry designer named Dina Mackney and has a weird connection to Woody Harrelson's deceased father.
Chris was put through the wringer by his ex-wife, the judicial system and in this super high conflict divorce, he had little chance of coming out of it with any shred of his former life.
Mon, 9 March 2015
Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains how to get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) and the basic forms needed.
In today's show, we speak with John Hamel, Editor of Partner Abuse Journal on how often men are targets of abuse, and what it does to the children to live in an abusive home, and how it effects men. We bag on bad lawyers and judges, and talk about what you need to know to protect yourself.
Check out this website for more great information: http://www.domesticviolenceresearch.org
Can a DVRO help me?
Request for DVRO:
Description of Abuse:
Request for Custody and Visitation orders:
Request for No Travel:
Notice of Court Hearing:
Temporary Restraining Order:
Proof of Service:
Mon, 2 March 2015
Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains physical and psychological abuse so that men can understand and recognize it more accurately. Taking definitions straight from the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 2010 he explains what psychological abuse is, and gives concrete examples.
The report is available here: NATIONAL INTIMATE PARTNER REPORT
Today's interview is with Philip W. Cook, author of Abused Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, and When Women Sexually Abuse Men.
Tue, 24 February 2015
This is an opinon piece I wrote that no editor wants to run, so I'm just going to distribute it myself.
I call out Senator Dianne Feinstein for her deafening silence on the issue of female on male abuse. Considering she was front and center when it was Ray Rice hitting Janay, I just think it fair that she should stand up when a woman hits a man.
Mon, 23 February 2015
Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra talks with Chris Anderson of the website MaleSurvivor.org about how men who have been abused, sexually or traumatized, can identify themselves and then seek help.
This is a far ranging conversation dealing with sex and sexuality, with how humans have historically handled sexual exploration and what we as a society are doing to develop a healthy sexuality while avoiding traumatizing behaviors.
We talk about how likely is a victim to become an abuser and the "Vampire Myth" of abuse as it pertains to men.
Today's conversation may be uncomfortable some people who have been abused or traumatized.
Direct download: MFL026_SEXUAL_ABUSE_AND_TRAUMA___CHRIS_ANDERSON.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PDT
Mon, 16 February 2015
Men's Family Law - This episode talks about Domestic Abuse and how men don't recognize that they are victims or targets as often as they should.
The article "HOW THE WELL MEANING SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS FUMBLED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" was written by David Pisarra and published on GoodMenProject.com. David reads this article for you today, it's a 750 word essay that discusses what men need to know about domestic violence.
Daniel Crespo was the mayor of Bell Gardens when on September 30, 2014 the eve of the National Domestic Violence awareness month, his wife, Lyvette Crespo put three bullets in close proximity to each other in his chest. She claims he was an abusive cheater and it was self-defense. Which is odd considering he was fighting with their 19 year old son. Attorney James Deavitt, of www.domesticviolenceatty.com is representing Daniel Crespo's mother and brother in a wrongful death lawsuit against Lyvette Crespo.
Direct download: MFL025_DOMESTIC_ABUSE__AND_THE_SUPERBOWL___JAMES_DEAVITT_AND_DANIEL_CRESPO_KILLING.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PDT
Sat, 14 February 2015
A special Valentine's Day reading of "To A Friend On His Divorce" by Josh Max. This piece originally was published in the New York Times on February 13, 2015.
It's a bittersweet and hopeful piece for men who are feeling alone or hurting on this Valentine's Day.
Just hold on, it does get better.
Mon, 9 February 2015
Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the most important things fathers need to know about talking to the judge about your Child Custody and the best strategy for getting the most time with their child.
In this episode, David explains how telling the judge your WHY impacts your ability to get what you want from a judge, and the biggest mistake most men make in asking for more time with their children.
We talk with Pat Williams from the Orlando Magic about his experiences as a leader in his family of 19 children, and in building teams throughout his career in professional sports.
Direct download: MFL024_TELL_THE_JUDGE_YOUR_WHY___PATT_WILLIAMS.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am PDT
Mon, 2 February 2015
Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the three most important things fathers need to know about Child Custody and the strategy for getting the most time with their child.
This week I explain what forms are needed to get a hearing for a child custody plan, what you should put in your declaration to make the judge want to give you the time you need with your children. I give tips on how to fill out the fl-150 the income and expense declaration and create a Profit and Loss statement if you're self-employed.
I speak with Dr. Carol Hirshfield about the difference between Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation. We talk about what Reunification Therapy is and why she thinks it should be called Famiy Therapy. We explore why some kids might be more attached to one parent than the other, and why that is not a bad thing always.