Children and Custody
Research confirms that child custody cases often move through court systems without regard for peoples’ real-life experiences of domestic violence, often resulting in parenting arrangements that can expose victimized parents and their children to further abuse.
Children and the non-abusive parent are impacted in many ways when a parent or guardian uses violence in the home. In child custody and parenting time determinations, most state courts must account for domestic violence; however, connecting domestic violence to parenting is often challenging for practitioners. Making the connection between intimate partner violence and parenting in child custody cases is critical for the safety and wellbeing of both the children and the non-abusive parent.
Most of these resources are provided by our National Legal Center on Children and Domestic Violence, which provides technical assistance and training on the intersections of family law, child support, and child welfare when there is domestic violence.
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How Organizations Can Support Staff Who Are Survivors of GBV
Mothers play a crucial role in nurturing and raising children, instilling values and teaching life skills. They are often the…CLASS: #children , #custody , #Podcast , #survivors , #Tools and Guides , #Webinar ,
NLCCDV and How Survivor Mothers Have to Navigate Family Court
by the National Legal Center on Children and Domestic Violence Survivors of intimate partner violence who are also mothers face…CLASS: #children , #custody , #survivors , #Tools and Guides , #Webinar ,
Drawbacks of Codifying Coercive Control in Child Custody Cases
Webinar Recording - November 2022 Lisa A. Tucker presenting This webinar, presented by Professor Lisa A. Tucker, will consider the…CLASS: #Webinar ,
Report of the Henry County, Ohio Child Custody and Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit
The Henry County, Ohio Child Custody and Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit (“Ohio Audit”) examines how the local family…CLASS: #Community Safety Report , #Tools and Guides ,
VAWA Title XV – Follow the Money
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reauthorized on March 15, 2022. Within VAWA is Title XV, titled“Keeping Children Safe…CLASS: #Policy Analysis , #Tools and Guides ,
10 Cosas Que Debe Saber Sobre el Tribunal Familiar
Self Represented Litigants SeriesCLASS: #Tools and Guides ,