Welcome to our Custody Court Crisis blog.

What experts see as Domestic Violence cases Courts see as High Conflict cases. Most divorces, including high conflict ones, normally settle without a trial; but in some 3.8% of cases, where parents are fighting over custody and visitation of their children you’ll almost inevitably find Domestic Violence or Coercive Control. America’s Custody Courts are failing to protect the health and safety of America’s children.

These are the cases the courts get wrong; most of the time. These are the children the Safe Child Act protects.

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Gender and the law

Think gender only applies when it’s family law, abortion, domestic violence or employment? Katherine Bartlett, professor of law at Duke, doesn’t.

Rural women and violence

Rural women and violence Airing Saturday, January 19, at 11 AM Pacific Time, Available after through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways.     Is there a difference between the violence women in urban areas suffer and the violence that rural...

Suicide after fatal child custody decision

Faith Was Misplaced: Now Faith is Lost Another fatal child custody decision leads to another child suicide. Custody courts are in crisis. Children are paying the price. This child was 13 years old. Her name was Faith. Another child who could have been protected if the...

Redefining The Cycle Of Abuse

The cycle of abuse is a social cycle theory developed in 1979 by Lenore E. Walker to explain patterns of behavior in an abusive relationship. The cycle usually goes in the same order, and will repeat until the conflict is stopped, usually by the survivor...

He never hit me

If he hit me I would leave. The truth is I still wouldn’t have left then. I would rationalize that hitting me would show him how out of hand things were.

Saunders Study

Family courts must be better trained in domestic violence Frequent and substantial complaints that custody courts use deeply flawed practices that put children in danger came from protective mothers. Court officials dismissed their concerns as coming from “disgruntled...

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