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Guidelines On Abuse Prevention...
Guidelines On Abuse Prevention Proceedings
Rebecca Cazabon, Esq.
Guidelines On Abuse Prevention Proceedings: Navigating Rough Seas
Article written by Rebecca Cazabon, Pro Bono Managing Attorney at Foley Hoag LLP.
Explains how the
Guidelines for Judical Practice
can be utilized as an effective resource in navigating complex issues that can develop in abuse prevention hearings.
Provides examples of how the Guidelines are also regularly applied by courts to support and refine their understandings of domestic violence law.
2011 Guidelines incorporate diverse issues such as:
recent transformations in social media
a practical appellate-court-case-compiled analysis of what a plaintiff must show to extend a 209A protective order.
Guidelines for Judicial Practice: Abuse Prevention Proceeding.
Last updated in September 2011.
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