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Using Current Research and Best Practices to Bolster Clients’ Cases  

Author:  Barry Goldstein.; Elizabeth Liu.

Source: Volume 07, Number 02, Fall 2014 , pp.129-162(34)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This extensive contribution is from authors Barry Goldstein and Elizabeth Liu’s recent (2013) guidebook for divorce and child custody attorneys, Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor. Here, they describe the common ways in which domestic violence cases are mishandled by lawyers and court personnel due to their lack of knowledge of the research on domestic violence and abuse. They give detailed advice to attorneys handling these cases as far as best practices for raising allegations and presenting evidence, including references to the current research on domestic violence, child custody, and pertinent issues.

Keywords: “High-Conflict” Cases; Coercive Control; Inadequately Trained Court Professionals; Gender Bias

Affiliations:  1: Attorney at Law; 2: Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project.

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