Despite a growing awareness of the prevalence of domestic abuse in family situations, many family lawyers struggle to determine the best way to put issues of domestic abuse before the court. Until you are confronted with issues of domestic abuse in your divorce or custody matter, it is difficult to anticipate all the ways that the abuse can impact your case, and therefore all the steps you should take to protect your client. With this program, you can be prepared to act in divorce and child custody cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse, and gain tips to handle it more effectively.
Seasoned family law practitioners take you through the steps involved in taking on a client who alleges to have been the victim of domestic abuse, or who is alleged to have been the perpetrator. How must these allegations impact your legal approach? How does your pretrial and trial strategy differ? How do judges factor these allegations into their decision making? What must you do to ensure the judge has the information he or she needs to make the ruling you are advocating for? Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your skills in a uniquely challenging and emotional aspect of family law practice.
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