Dulce Guerrero lost her job and home a year ago. Now she feels abused by Milwaukee’s family court system for taking away her parental custody rights. “There is no help for poor families when they are falling apart,” says a woman close to the case.
Rape victims’ right to anonymity has surfaced in the case of Julian Assange, with two leading exponents of women’s rights taking different sides. Wendy Murphy says both arguments miss the main point: protecting a rape victim’s constitutional right to privacy.
Women fare poorly in court battles over custody, as do children, says a lawyer who now refuses to fight custody battles. She has now joined a small but growing minority of family law lawyers who seek to reduce conflict in custody disputes.