Some divorcing fathers say family courts are prejudiced against them when it comes to deciding child custody. Some divorcing mothers say they are punished when they reveal violence and sexual abuse, especially of the children. Judges say they are fair and equitable always. But are they?
Some research has been revealing evidence that should make us all leery of custody decisions. One brand new study found some astounding information, and one of the authors will let us in on what she discovered.
Joan S. Meier is a professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School, and Founder and Legal Director of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP). She is a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence and the law, appellate litigation, and clinical law teaching and has founded programs to provide legal representation, advocacy, and counseling to victims of domestic violence. Professor Meier has co-written several significant pieces of federal and state legislation, and frequently delivers presentations and trainings to attorneys, judges, and professional organizations.
Join us as she talks about what her hot-off-the-presses research study reveals about how judges in family court made decisions about child custody when there are allegations of abuse and alienation.
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