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A judge in Southern California embraced a new state law allowing victims to claim coercive control, that was designed to tip the balance in favor of women seeking child custody and restraining orders.
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A California law broadening domestic violence protections could help restrain abusers who manipulate their partners financially and psychologically. Two women who sought remedies through the courts share stories of a justice system stacked against them.
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One immigrant endured more than two decades of psychological and financial abuse by her husband yet didn’t think she was a victim. Legal safeguards are limited and came too late to help her.
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States across the country are considering equal shared parenting in custody cases. One young Kentucky couple serves as a test case.
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The pandemic has brought into sharp focus what has been called the shadow pandemic: the staggering rise of domestic violence incidents across the world.
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This article was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund.
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Maiya Ossipova was a divorced woman in her early forties with three kids when she met her future American husband on a dating website.
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A Mexican woman details the physical and mental abuse she suffered at the hands of two husbands.
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Survivors of domestic assault and their advocates say Ernst's story is yet more evidence that domestic violence can happen to anyone.

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