Abusers in Court

Family Court


  • Custody cases are an abuser’s magic weapon for disarming all of a mother’s legal protections
  • 58,000 children per year are placed in the custody of their abusers
  • 70% of abusers who petition the court for sole or shared custody of their children are granted their request (Chesler, 2011)
  • Abusers seek custody to maintain control of the wife, and/or trade for financial considerations
  • Abusers use visitation exchanges to continue their abuse
  • They use their superior resources to hire better, more aggressive attorneys