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New York Laws Involving the Confidentiality of Domestic Violence Victim-Related Information

An update on laws protecting domestic violence victims in New York. Read More


2010 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

The following is a summary of this session’s domestic violence related bills that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature or were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. Read More


2007 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

Summaries of the domestic violence-related laws passed in 2007 in New York Read More


Court of Appeals to Rule on Child Witnessing of Domestic Violence

Federal civil rights class action suit filed on behalf of battered mothers and their children challenging the constitutionality of New York City’s child protection practices in cases involving domestic violence. Read More


Recent Decisions Provide Meaningful Precedent for Victims of Domestic

Civil rights law section 63 outlining the requirements for granting an order of name change. Read More


First Department Overturns Family Court Finding of Nelect Against Victim of Domestic Violence

The first department overturns a ruling that held a victim of domestic violence neglected her children because her child was present during an incident of domestic violence. Read More


Comparing UCCJEA and UCCJA

Comparing UCCJEA and UCCJA as it relates to victims of domestic violence. Read More