Brotherhood of St Laurence

No way to live : women's experiences of negotiating the family law system in the context of domestic violence /

By: Laing, Lesley
Contributor(s): Andrews, Lynda
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDFISBN: 098077201X; 9780980772012Subject(s): Domestic Violence | Family Law | Child Abuse | Abused Women | Social Justice | FamilyOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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The research was conducted by Lesley Laing and Lynda Andrews (University of Sydney) in collaboration with St George Domestic Violence Counselling Service (South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service), Green Valley and Liverpool Domestic Violence Service (Sydney South West Health), The Benevolent Society's Centre for Women's Health, Staying Home, Leaving Violence (Eastern Sydney) and the Port Stephens Family Support Service.

This research explored the experiences of 22 women as they navigated the family law system following their separation from a relationship in which they had experienced domestic violence. The research highlights the inadequacies of the current system in protecting women and children from abuse and makes recommendations for legislative and other reforms.



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