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Spanking your kids!

Posted by Jomo Stewart | Feb 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Under California Law, a Parent may use “reasonable and age-appropriate spanking to the buttocks if there is no evidence of serious physical injury.” (Welf & I C §300(a)) 

If you are a Parent and you decide to spank your child, we strongly suggest that you not Spank your child with ANY object such as a shoe, wooden spoon, or a belt. Many Judges will view the use of an object to Spank your child as “serious physical abuse.” 

In addition, if you leave marks on your child's buttocks such as finger prints or bruises, you are definitely at risk of having CPS intervene into your life!

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Jomo Stewart

Jomo Stewart is a dogged, diligent advocate for his clients. His clients appreciate his candor regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their case and the on-going advice as their case progresses. Mr. Stewart will not be out worked by opposing counsel, and he is unwilling to compromise unless h...


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