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. Presenting a good case may positively affect later child custody decisions and distribution of assets where there is a civil case for damages.
Kleinman, Toby ; Pollack, Daniel. (July 11, 2018). Domestic Violence: Do's and Don'ts for Court. New York Law Journal. ALM Media Properties, LLC.
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