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Civil Protection Order: Case Law Update for 2018-2020

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This document contains summaries of published state court decisions of interest related to a rebuttable presumption against awarding sole or joint custody to a parent who has engaged in domestic violence against the other parent. Such provisions have been adopted in some form in 28 states. While most of these summaries are brief, containing only the court’s holding and any necessary background or procedural details, a few have been expanded based on their complexity, their uniqueness, or the importance of their holding. Cases have been categorized by their main issue below. Cases granted a rehearing before the publication of this document are noted below.

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