October 2018 Bar Bulletin
By Kim Schnuelle and Brian Edwards
In family law practice, it is a common occurrence that parallel domestic and criminal cases are litigated contemporaneously. Most often, a criminal, domestic violence assault case is unfolding while a family law matter containing domestic violence is also before the civil court. These two types of cases, by definition, intertwine and it is important for any family law litigator to track the progress of the criminal case and make strategic and appropriate decisions in the pending family law matter accordingly.
This article concerns two such types of possible interplay between these forms of litigation: one occurring while the criminal...