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April 6, 2020

DV LEAP is Proud to Support Survivors Across States and Borders

DV LEAP recently filed its final brief on behalf of a survivor in an appeal spanning North Carolina, Georgia and Canada as co-counsel with pro bono firm Katten Muchin Rosenman. Our client is a mother who fled NorthCarolina to Canada, her birthplace, after the family court ignored evidence that the father, a Georgia anesthesiologist, was drugging and abusing their young son. The Canadian courts granted both the mother and child protection under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the law governing custody matters involving more than one state, but North Carolina refused to recognize Canada’s orders. The Katten team, led by attorney Rebecca Lindahl, artfully dissected the UCCJEA’s technicalities to amplify the strength of mother’s position. Mother’s three (!) briefs clearly lay out how theNorth Carolina Court failed to abide by the UCCJEA requirements.

Read the final brief here.

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April 9, 2021

Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and the Earth all April Long!

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March 18, 2021

New Test for CPO Extensions Means More Barriers for Survivors

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