Beginning with the 2023 to 2024 update, Domestic Torts: Civil Lawsuits Arising From Criminal Conduct Within Family Relationships has been renamed Domestic Torts: Divorce Injury Claims in Family Law. The new title better reflects the content of Domestic Torts and acknowledges the increased usage of the term “divorce injury.”
Domestic Torts: Divorce Injury Claims in Family Law is a must-have resource for attorneys practicing either family law or personal injury law.
Domestic torts is a relatively new but quickly exploding area of law that provides powerful legal solutions for today’s “me too” generation of clients who want to take action after being victims of crimes, especially within the family.
Attorneys who recognize these critically important claims may capitalize on obtaining potentially multimillion-dollar judgments for their clients, which may dramatically improve the outcome of divorces in their clients' favor. Attorneys who fail to properly advise their clients of these claims may risk catastrophic malpractice claims.
This title provides clear, concise discussions of the expanding law of domestic torts in all 50 states. These discussions cover:
- Claims arising from domestic violence, sexual assault, date rape, child abuse and molestation, video voyeurism, revenge porn, fraud — including paternity fraud, alienation of affections, sexually transmitted diseases, invasion of privacy, interference in family relationships, conversion, destruction of property, murder, etc.
- Litigation approaches.
- Likely injury types and remedies.
- Sources of recovery for damages sustained by the family member.
- Psychological profiles of perpetrators and victims.
- Theories of liability.
- Defense options.
- Potentially liable third-party defendants.
- Insurance issues.