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Domestic violence and mental health issues in court.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020-11)
Whether a domestic violence victim is representing herself or being represented by an attorney, the goal is the same: Convince the court of her own veracity and be skeptical of the other side. How is that possible when a ...
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.
Helping domestic violence survivor clients after the case formally ends
(American Lawyer Media, LP., 2021-08-27)
The attorney/client relationship formally ends shortly after a matter is fully resolved by court order. However, where a family matter involves domestic violence, there are several things attorneys and their survivor clients ...
Dealing With Pro Se Adversaries in Family Law Matters.
(ALM Media, 2020-04-15)
In this Family Law column, Toby Kleinman and Daniel Pollack discusses challenges that arise in cases with a pro se litigant, writing: Caution should be used by counsel when dealing with a pro se litigant. Pro se litigants ...
Filing interlocutory appeals in child custody cases.
(American Lawyer Media, LP., 2019-12-18)
"There are many considerations before making a decision to file an emergent appeal."
How To Select an Expert in a Custody Case.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2019-11-18)
The legal obligation of an expert witness is to provide independent advice to the court by presenting impartial, unbiased opinions about matters within their field of expertise. This duty is owed singularly to the court ...
Challenges Attorneys Face When Family Courts Do Not Follow Rules of Evidence.
(New York Law Journal, 2019-10-21)
Courts are known for their many rules and regulations. While there are times a family court judge may properly make exceptions to the rules, too many exceptions, or exceptions contrary to accepted science, may reduce ...
Children Testifying About Abuse in the Context of Custody.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020-02-21)
Many attorneys are reluctant to ever consider allowing a child to testify in a matter. In this Family Law column, Toby Kleinman and Daniel Pollack discuss various considerations that factor into the decision.
Preparing evidence for use as exhibits at trials involving domestic violence
Attorneys generally try to avoid going to trial. Yet, if trial becomes inevitable, your client is an invaluable resource in trying a case with well-prepared, straightforward documentary evidence.
Changing attorneys once divorce proceedings have started
There are times when clients change their attorney multiple times or the adversary attempts to use changes of attorney against the litigant in a negative or derogatory fashion. Why does this happen and what can be done?