Monthly Archives: September 2014

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – HOW JUDGES CAN HELP EDUCATE THE ABUSER (14-16)

Due to the recent rash of NFL arrests, the ugly specter of domestic violence has once again been thrust into the forefront of America’s consciousness. The most effective weapon against domestic violence is EDUCATION.powerandcontrol

This update will explore one very effective tool available to the court and will answer the following question:

When sentencing a defendant convicted of a domestic abuse offense, under what circumstances, should the court order (or accept) completion of an anger management program rather than a domestic abuse counseling program?

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FAMILY LAW MOTIONS – 10 BASIC RULES (12-09)

CORRECTION – THIS UPDATE CONTAINS A SMALL CORRECTION TO THE PREVIOUS UPDATE – SEE PAGE 2, PARAGRAPH 4, UNDERLINED SECTION, DEALING WITH COURT APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEMS. PLEASE DISCARD THE PREVIOUS UPDATE DATED DECEMBER 3, 2012.

PREMISE: Family law motions are controlled by statute and the rules of family court procedure. Although most attorneys follow those rules, some do not. In order to effectively evaluate a family law motion there are 10 basic rules and judicial best practices that every judge should know:

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