Practice Area: Family
Outcome: Successful defense of appeal of protection order
Description: Mother obtained a protection order after years of abuse by father. Father appealed the entry of the order arguing that while the abuse had happened in front of the children, it was not directed at the children, so the protection order should not encompass the children. The Court of Appeals, in a ground-breaking decision, found that psychological harm was sufficient to support the entry of a domestic violence protection order.