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Women and Family Law in 1994

By Nancy S. Erickson & Joan Zorza

In 1994 Congress finally passed the Violence Against Women Act as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. In addition to discussing the salient features of this new legislation, this article summarizes family law decisions and legislation of the past year that are of particular concern to advocates of battered women, AFDC recipients, and other low-income clients.

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