Thank you so much Jack and Taxagent!! This helps a lot!! I am going to try and get this info into my paper as well when I am going at this from a legal perspective.This term paper is proving to be quite the challenge, but, I am determined to wade my way through all the information and have a great paper. :)
It refers to provisions in statutes that grant the court the authority to grant such relief as is necesssary to the survival and protection of the victims that are not already expressly provided elsewhere in the statute. The idea is that every situation is unique, and the common provisions provided for in domestic violence statutes may not always offer the protection that the victim needs. These provisions allow the court to fashion more custom relief where the circumstances warrant it. Often these "catch-all provisions" are used by the courts to order various sorts of monetary relief to the victim to ensure that she does not suffer economically because of the abuse.
This was so easy to understand, thank you for explaining it!!
Jack, thank you for the info and links, especially the pillory, it completely brightened my evening!! :)
Thank you both so much again, I'll let you know how it turns out, unless I come across a few more questions before it is done.. :)
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