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Beware of Family Court: What Women Should Know

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This is a really good article that may be able to help moms.  Read it at the Women’s Justice Center.   Here is a synopsis of the information presented on the website:

Despite some new protections patched into family law for victims of violence against women, the family law and family court system remain a flawed and risky venue for victims of family violence. It’s especially risky for victims who present claims of violence and abuse in family court without any criminal case documents to back up those claims.  The structure and powers of the family court system are radically different from the criminal system. By understanding these differences, victims and advocates can minimize the risks of family court, and get the best of each system to work for them.

Part I of this text describes some of the key differences between the family and criminal court systems. It explains why family court is so prone to fail victims of family violence.

Part II provides some strategies for avoiding family court when possible, or for protecting against the risks when a family court case is opened.

Parts III & IV provide some general tips for handling your family court case.

Part V offers some tips on what to do if you lose in family court, particularly if you lose child custody. And

Part VI tells a story of how one domestic violence victim who had become badly trapped in family court hell, ultimately managed to get free.

 
Copyright © Marie De Santis,
Women’s Justice Center,
www.justicewomen.com
rdjustice@monitor.net

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Written by mothersoflostchildren

November 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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