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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August 7, 2020 • By Dennis Beaver

“Mr. Beaver, several years ago you wrote a story about a family going through a divorce where the mother and her lawyer did all they could to destroy the children’s relationship with their father. I kept it, fearful that something like this could happen to me.

“In your article, the brother and sister wanted to live with their father, but from age 12 to the time they left the house, mom cut off all contact with dad. They never received his birthday cards or Christmas presents.

“It was only when they grew up and discovered mom’s evil behavior that they realized  dad loved them and mom deprived them of that love and his presence in their lives.

“Your story ended with the brother and sister visiting your office the day before Thanksgiving and thanking you for trying to get them visitation with dad. I had to grab a box of Kleenex with the story’s ending. The kids–now young adults–told you they would be spending this Thanksgiving with him as it will be his last. He was terminally ill with cancer…click here to read more