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Angelina Bradley

Angelina Bradley

Domestic Violence, Military Divorce and Custody, and Victim Rights Attorney
  • Domestic Violence, Military Law, Family Law...
  • California, Colorado, District of Columbia
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Summary

I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate helping families, working professionals, parentrepreneurs, and creatives attain work-life balance. I am a licensed attorney in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. I am also a certified as a mediator and peer specialist. I help my clients find a work-life balance goal, then craft solutions to empower them to attain those goals. For most of my clients, that means providing compassionate family law services to restructure a family: from marriage to divorce; reworking custody and visitation; adding a new member to the family through adoption; or restoring safety. I will guide you through this life transition by providing objectivity in an emotionally-charged while advocating for your interests. For clients not experiencing a family restructuring, it means using my lawyer's eagle-eye to ensure their Woman Owned Small Business application is complete. Still others rely on my legal advocacy skills craft persuasive letters of exemption to meet Small Business Association contracting requirements. Most of my clients need assistance making sure their online businesses are legally compliant so they can stay up, running, and bringing in money. Others need contracts for nannies and maintenance contractors that enable them to work more effectively outside the home. And some need a consultation with a certified peer specialist to help them define and focus on a work-life balance goal. I am here to help you live more effectively and leverage the law to bring you success. Let's grow together.

Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Victims Rights
  • Veterans Benefits
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free in-office consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Colorado
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
In Balance Legal
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Managing Attorney
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
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Supervised a comprehensive legal services program of six attorneys and two interns across two distinct practice groups that served the unique needs of persons trafficked for the purpose of modern-day slavery. Collaborated with, trained, and provided technical assistance to law enforcement, justice partners, community-based organizations, and private enterprise. Managed a team of staff attorneys, interns, and volunteer counsel. Oversaw programmatic budget, evaluated programs, and secured grant-based funding.
Family Law Attorney
Marjaree Mason Center
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Provided holistic legal representation and services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault in Fresno County. Prepared legal documents; represented clients in contested bench trials. Assisted with volunteer training and management; advocated for clients with law enforcement and other agencies; provided training to other staff and the community; participated in community and agency committees.
Judge Advocate
U.S. Navy
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Education
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (2009)
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University of Colorado - Denver
M.A. (2009) | Public Administration
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Metropolitan State College of Denver
B.A. (2006) | Psychology
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 41581
Member
Current
State Bar of California # 299538
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Book Review: iPad in One Hour for Litigators
The Colorado Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
International Human Rights Clinic
Bradley, A. Z. (2017, August)
Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims for Pro Bono Attorneys, Los Angeles, CA
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
8-hour MCLE presented with Richard, S. (2017, August)
Websites & Blogs
Website
In Balance Legal
Legal Answers
189 Questions Answered

Q. I’ve missed 9 drills in Indiana. they said If I don’t make them up I’m going to dishonerable... true or false?
A: The only way to be dishonorably discharged is if it is awarded at a general court martial. Is it possible? Yes. Each missed drill is an Unauthorized Absence. They could choose to refer the charges to court-martial. More likely is that they’ll administratively separate you, asking for either a General or Other Than Honorable discharge. If they’re offering you to makeup your drills, you should ask if they’re going to make those UAs into AAs or if they’re just going to suspend disciplinary/administrative action. You’re welcome to reach out to my office for a more in-depth consult. Good luck.
Q. Can I be discharged from military service because of a cancer diagnosis?
A: If you are an active duty service member with a cancer diagnosis, you will be processed through the Physical Evaluation Board process. The Navy will determine whether your cancer significantly interferes with the performance of your duties. Depending on how disabled you are determined to be (by the VA) you could be either retired or separated with a severance. My office practices in this area. If you need additional assistance, please reach out to me.
Q. What area of law does the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act cover?
A: Generally, spousal support, eligibility for TriCare coverage, and military retirement pay. To see how it applies to you, consult with a family law attorney.
Q. Can a custodial parent, living in Hawaii, request child support in the state of Hawaii if her children reside in Florida
A: If you’re saying the custodial parent is not actually on physical custody of the children, you may have grounds to request a modification of support. But that facts aren’t entirely clear here. You’ll want to consult with an attorney in the state that issued the support order. Good luck.
Q. Is it better for wife to get a divorce in KSor CA? 1 child living in Kansas with Dad. Mom living in CA alone.
A: You will need to consult with both a California attorney and a Kansas attorney to determine what your rights are given your specific situation, and then make a choice for yourself which you believe will be in your best interests. You can find many attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area who can provide you a consultation. The issue you're going to run into is jurisdiction. There is a law that states that only one state gets to make child custody orders: the state where the children have lived for the past six months. So if that state is California, then it doesn't matter how good the laws in Kansas may be, you won't be able to file there. You'd have to move, wait six months, then file. This could set off a whole host of other issues, e.g. if your spouse did not agree that you could move the children to another state, you've likely set off some litigation to bring the kids back. So... consult with a CA and a KS attorney. But remember you have to file where the children reside, so the answer may be moot. Good luck.
Q. IF I FILE FORE DIVORCE AND FULL CUSTODY AND LEAVE THE STATE WILL I GET IN TROUBLE, IM AFRAID OF MY HUSBAND REACTION
A: It depends on what your current court orders say. Is the peaceful contact order is in criminal court (CPO) or family court (DVRO)? If you have sole legal custody, you may be able to move without a moveaway order. You may also need to ask the court for permission to move away. Bring your orders to an attorney to make certain — the last thing you need is for your husband to be able to order the kids to return to CA because you took them without permission. See an attorney with orders in hand and your next steps can be laid out for you.
Q. What does Jurisdiction is reserved over all issues and all present orders remain in effect except as provided below.
A: Bring your order to a family Law Attorney for a definitive answer. Generally, “reserving jurisdiction” means the judge is saying she can still make decisions on the issue later. All “present orders remain in effect” means that any orders that were already in place stay in place. “except as provided below” are the changes the judge made to the orders”.
Q. Can my childs father get visitation after losing trial for felony domestic violence?
A: The presumption in family law, once a finding of domestic violence has been made, is that the perpetrator of the domestic violence does not get legal or physical custody. FC 3044. On the facts you describe, odds are good he would not be awarded custody. He may be awarded visitation, but you have good arguments for why those should be supervised. If you have a domestic violence restraining order in addition to the criminal protective order, you can file to extend it, and I recommend you do so. Similarly, when he is released, you can ask the DA to ask the judge to extend the CPO when the conditions of parole or probation are imposed. Good luck, and stay safe.
Q. i have been divorce for 2 1/2 years how can i get copies or look over my divorce i do have the case number
A: Go down to the court's business office/clerk's office with your case number. They can pull up your case and allow you to view your file. If you'd like copies, they can make those for you for a fee. Good luck.
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