Family and Matrimonial Law.
Lisa Fischel-Wolovick is an attorney, social worker, author, and consultant who has practiced in Family Law for thirty years.
She has litigated hundreds of cases including custody, visitation, support,
and all issues related to the distribution of marital property in the Family and Supreme Courts,
with a particular emphasis on protecting the rights of battered women.
Her practice also encompasses consultation and training of attorneys,
mental health professionals, and the courts on the impact of domestic violence and trauma, during litigation.
Traumatic Divorce and Separation: The Impact of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Custody and Divorce
integrates the conflicting mental health perspectives concerning trauma theory and the study of divorce,
in what the author has termed "traumatic divorce" --
that is, divorce complicated by the high-risk factors of domestic violence, mental illness, and/or substance abuse.
The text's interdisciplinary discussion examines issues of financial disparities for women following divorce,
traumatic symptoms in children and adults, and the legal controversies about the admissibility of psychological
theories related to abuse. The author also addresses: domestic violence as a gendered crime against women;
the need for a trauma-informed judicial response; and the need for a systemic judicial response that
incorporates an understanding of domestic violence and child maltreatment to provide services and protections.
The book is an invaluable resource for professionals and academics in social work, forensic psychology, law,
and related mental health fields, as well as academics interested in gender based discrimination in the courts.
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Lisa Fischel-Wolovick, Esq.
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