Have you ever wondered how custody is affected by Domestic Violence? Are you unclear on what statutes are relevant and why? Learn how to craft a persuasive argument protecting children from abuse. This training will cover key domestic violence statutes that often arise in family law cases (primarily custody-related statutes) and the social science research behind them.
While California has several well-crafted statutes that apply to cases involving child custody where domestic violence is present, many attorneys are not aware of the statutes and how they interact with each other. Better utilization of the statutes also will facilitate appeals in cases where the court makes an adverse ruling. This training will focus on California Family Code Sections 3011, 3020, and 3044, and the social science data that supports the enactment of these policies.