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Advising family law litigators, protectors and clients on domestic violence issues

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 8:27 AM | By David Frenkel

Self-esteem and domestic violence oftentimes go hand in hand when a client sees a family law lawyer. The question is, how often do we, as practitioners, notice this connection? How long has the abuse gone on? Who did the client tell? Why didn’t the client let anyone know when it all started? Sometimes the answers reveal much more about the victim rather than the abuser.

Understanding the basic psychological makeup of your client will assist you in understanding the history of the abuse for evidence purposes,...