American woman who made accusations of domestic violence against her husband during divorce proceedings in 2022.
Case Number: 22STFL01565
ISHUTIN, SUNNY SCARLETT VS ISHUTIN, MAXIM
Filing Courthouse: Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Filing Date: 02/14/2022
Case Type: Dissolution w/ Minor Children (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Open 02/14/2022
Request – DV Prevention / Minor Child (/in Existing Case) Filed by Petitioner
A divorce, domestic partner breakup, or custody battle can already be a difficult and emotionally charged time. So when a romantic partner brings up false domestic violence accusations in an effort to get the upper hand, that can be devastating for you personally and for your case.
California is a no-fault state, which means courts generally don’t care why a couple is breaking up so long as they have “irreconcilable differences.” Even conduct like cheating doesn’t change the 50/50 split of a couple’s community assets or their equal claim to custody rights.
But domestic violence is another matter. The courts take abuse quite seriously. A restraining order or domestic violence accusation in your divorce or custody proceedings can cause you to lose custody over your children, your right to spousal support or alimony, and your 50% share of your mutual assets. Although domestic violence laws were created to protect victims, they can be weaponized with major consequences for the innocent.
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Sunny Scarlett is a graduate of the Cinema Makeup School of Los Angeles, Class of 2011.