A common problem we see is courts making decisions without considering all relevant information in a case, which leaves survivors in danger. Our client, Cora’s*, case is one of many examples of this.
Cora experienced significant physical abuse, including sexual assault, by her intimate partner. She got a temporary restraining order, but her abuser then filed for a restraining order against her. The court granted mutual restraining orders against both of them, and later ordered joint custody of their child without making a safe parenting assessment.
Cora believes the court made mistakes that left her and her children in danger, and we agree. We’re teaming up with Sheppard Mullin, UC Irvine Domestic Violence Clinic, and Legal Aid SoCal to represent Cora.
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*Client’s name has been changed for privacy and safety reasons.