Dennis Beaver | You & the Law

DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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June 14, 2018 • By Dennis Beaver

“Your recent article on parents and high school kids playing football caught my attention,” ‘Elliot’ stated in what would prove to be a highly emotional phone call. “While it’s not football, there is a similar struggle going on between my wife, ‘Karen’ and me, over our 16 year old daughter, ‘Jennifer’ and her plans to get a tattoo.

“Her mom and I are in our 40’s and have been separated for over a year. She asked for space, I agreed and she promptly moved in with a 30 year old tattoo artist who has something against wearing a shirt. One look at him and you are reminded of the 1960’s science fiction movie, The Illustrated Man. This guy is creepy.

“Now, my wife’s arms are covered in tattoos, and our daughter wants something called a sleeve. She didn’t ask me for permission, only announced, ‘Dad, I am getting sleeves on both arms. I think it’s so cool and I do not care what you say!’…click here to read more