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What is the legal definition of 'A pattern of domestic violence?'
The definition of “pattern of domestic violence” has a great deal of elasticity to it and the phrase implicitly considers many relevant facts and circumstances, not just one.
Domestic Violence in New Jersey During the Pandemic: What Happened and How Can We Do Better?
(Somerville, N.J. : Honeyman & Rowe, 2020-10-29)
A multitude of factors combined during the pandemic to create a perfect breeding ground for an increase in domestic violence.
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 ...
Domestic Violence: Do's and Don'ts for Court.
(ALM Media Properties, LLC., 2018-07-11)
In every hearing to determine domestic violence, a court is faced with the dilemma of whether to grant or deny protection to a named plaintiff. Each state uses a different standard of proof, but the procedures are similar. ...
Opening and closing statements at domestic violence hearings
While a closing can follow the outline of the initial opening by showing how each of the facts described in the opening statement were proved, it should iterate all statutory factors that must be considered by the court ...
A victim of sexual assault or domestic violence retracts a recantation. Is their credibility compromised?
To an outside observer, it may appear as erratic flip flopping. More often, it’s a symptom of the traumatic experience the survivor went through. Still, how much has the vacillation damaged the credibility of the victim/survivor ...
When domestic violence is a two-way street, terminating both parents’ rights may be in the best interest of the child
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-11-10)
In the recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the phrase “mutual abuse” was used by the psychologist testifying on Depp’s behalf. Mutual abuse is a term sometimes used to assign accusations of instigation and abusive ...
Recusal in the context of domestic violence cases where there are children
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-10-11)
States have canons of judicial conduct as well as rules governing circumstances when judges should recuse themselves from hearing cases. The rules may provide for judges to remove themselves and/or for litigants or their ...