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Unpublished Paper
Statutory Presumption of Domestic Batterers’ Unfitness as Parents: Lessons from Jordan v. Jordan
ExpressO (2012)
  • Kyle S Karpowicz
Abstract

This casenote analyzes the background and consequences 2011 D.C. Appellate Circuit decision of Jordan v. Jordan. This decision affirmed a lower court which found that though a statutory presumption of unfitness on the part of the father due to a finding of domestic violence, the presumption was rebutted and joint custody was awarded. The procedural elements of the statute and the decision are scrutinized, as well as how the decision comports with public policy and the legislative intent behind the statute.

Keywords
  • Domestic violence,
  • presumption of unfitness,
  • custody,
  • divorce
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 13, 2012
Citation Information
Kyle S Karpowicz. "Statutory Presumption of Domestic Batterers’ Unfitness as Parents: Lessons from Jordan v. Jordan" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kyle_karpowicz/1/