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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Legal Resource Kit: Domestic Violence & Child Custody

General Material
Published Date
January, 2005

This Legal Resource Kit is designed to give an overview of the protections provided by the laws of different states so that survivors can make informed decisions about how to deal with domestic violence issues in the context of custody disputes. The kit includes practical steps to take in child custody disputes in which domestic violence is an issue; a brief overview of the uniform state and federal provisions that govern interstate child custody matters; information about the impact of domestic violence on child witnesses; and sources of information that will answer questions and concerns about domestic violence and child custody. This kit is not a substitute for the services of an attorney