Domestic Violence & Child Custody: What is the Best Interest of the Child?

Global Rights for Women free continuing legal education seminar, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA, 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55402

According to the US Department of Justice, “Approximately one-third of all domestic violence incidents involving women take place in homes with children under the age of 12. More than 15 million American children live in families in which domestic violence occurred at least once in the past year.” This panel discussion will explore the formidable issues that arise in the intersection of domestic violence and child custody, including the following topics.

  • How domestic violence affects children
  • Considerations in deciding temporary & long-term custody
  • The joint custody presumption
  • Friendly parent doctrine
  • The Hague Convention double-bind

Expert panelists will provide valuable information to law enforcement, judges and court personnel, child protection professionals, domestic violence advocates, family law attorneys, and anyone interested in the intertwined nature of domestic violence and child custody.

One standard CLE credit has been applied for.

Please RSVP via email ( and bring your brown bag lunch.