The Role of a Domestic Violence-Consulting
Advocate in Your Divorce and Custody Dispute

Dr. King

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.



Domestic violence survivors know the abuse to them and to their children is wrong. And they expect the divorce court to recognize the wrongdoings they endure. Then, when it is not forthcoming as they anticipate and desire, they scratch their head or pull their hair out, asking why and wondering what to do.

They may even have the best attorney money can buy or at least counsel they trust. They can even appreciate a good relationship with the court-appointed custody evaluator and still wonder why their children are being positioned to live with their abuser.

What’s missing on the domestic abuse survivor’s support team?

A) What is missing, often for these abuse victims in divorce and custody litigation, is the education, consulting and counsel of a professional that knows the dynamics of domestic abuse and the relationship between family violence and legal domestic abuse.

B) What’s missing is a clear understanding of strategy that capitalizes on properly working within the system and maneuvering oneself to influence the players in the system.

C) What is missing is an alliance with a source of support that helps the domestic violence survivor stay on track and facilitates their keeping personal victimization in check.

A working alliance with a professional domestic abuse consulting expert can aid in empowering you to get the most out of your relationship with your counsel and to put your best foot forward with those judging. These are just a few of the benefits of your having a professional domestic violence-consulting advocate in your court.

For more information about divorce and abuse, check out Legal Domestic Abuse: How to Successfully Navigate the System. Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. is a professional consulting expert and advocate for domestic abuse survivors nationwide. http://www.EndDomesticAbuse.org/consulting.html Copyright 2009 Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. – Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention

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