Domestic abuse, child custody, and visitation : winning in family court / Toby G. Kleinman, Daniel Pollack.

When domestic abuse and children are involved, divorce and custody can be the epitome of high-stakes conflict and frustration and all too frequently protective parents lose custody of their child to a named abuser. Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation helps mental health professionals, atto...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Authors: Kleinman, Toby G. (Author), Pollack, Daniel (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series:Ebsco e-books.
Table of Contents:
  • A Great Judicial Fallacy
  • Defining the Problem:​ Representing a Battered Woman in Divorce
  • Memory
  • Language Is Important to Victims
  • Understanding the Impact of Violence on Children
  • The Attorney-​Client Interview: Its Importance and Implications
  • Pleading the Case
  • The Litigation Continued
  • Using and Choosing Experts
  • Developing Strategies
  • Family Courts Must Demand Science
  • The "Best Interest" Standard versus Changing the Standard to Assure Child Safety
  • The Intersection of Forensic Opinion and Therapist Testimony
  • Custody Evaluations, Therapy, Child Protection, and Ethics
  • Mental Health Professionals Take Risks When Evaluating Children
  • Domestic Abuse and Child Protection: Is What We Are Doing Working?
  • Conclusion: An Open Letter to a Young Lawyer: A Critical Look at the Child Custody System and What Every Mental Health Person Should Know about Lawyers
  • Kids Grow Up.