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Child Custody: What If There Are Allegations of Domestic Violence?
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020-09-04)
In this Family Law column, Toby Kleinman and Daniel Pollack discusses the issue of domestic violence during the pendency of a legal matter.
Child custody and the status quo ante
The disruption and trauma to children caught in the throes of a separation that involve domestic violence is truly troubling. It often involves the appointment of evaluators who make recommendations to the court that will ...
What ‘Safety First’ for Children Should Mean
By keeping safety as paramount and separate, courts will not weigh parental rights against child safety. Safety will be the sole consideration. A child should be entitled to no less safeguards than an adult at a domestic ...
Domestic violence and child custody: Know the law and write a history
Over many years of practice, we have learned that context is one of the imperatives to give to a court to avoid pitfalls in litigation in a domestic violence, child custody case. Obtaining a domestic violence restraining ...