Please note, we cannot give legal advice nor can we provide mental health advice. We created Custody Peace to raise awareness around post-separation coercive control and how this impacts the conditions and outcomes in the family court system, as well as in our schools, workplaces, and various other institutions. The goal is to improve conditions within these systems through education/awareness so that cycles of abuse are replaced with natural cycles of health for everyone involved, especially children.
We know it can be extremely challenging for everyone to navigate through our various systems in the extremely complex area of child custody/care and our goal is to provide all involved, including parents, educators, judges, lawyers, lawmakers, law enforcement, and concerned citizens, with the tools they need to best support the well-being and safety of children (based on the latest research), while also maintaining their own health and health of the whole system.
We look forward to providing additional resources and raising awareness so that those interested in mindfully integrating the latest research and solutions into practice may do so.
Here are quick links to our most popular resources:
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- It is not up for debate: Family Court needs to be reimagined... And Kayden's Law is the next step. This article examines the findings from U.S. Congress, the Department of Justice, the California Judicial Council, the United Nations, and countless other researchers, along with the consistent underlying factors that cause the outcomes to be the same, regardless of the decade or the location of the courtroom.
- They will use the systems intended to protect you, to control you. This article examines Post Separation Abuse, Coercive Control, and the Family Court System. Written with contribution and advisement from Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, Doctor of Clinical Social Welfare, Coercive Control Educator/Researcher, and Dr. Emma Katz, Global Coercive Control Expert and Author of “Coercive Control in Children’s and Mothers’ Lives”.
- Understanding High-Conflict Personalities & The Impacts on Custody Cases (Research and Resources): Lumping in a protective, safe parent with a high-conflict personality and defining the case as "high-conflict" can lead to dangerous outcomes and perpetuate the ongoing abuse of protective parents and their children. These cases are not "high conflict," they are the perpetuation of post-separation abuse at the hands of an unsafe parent.
- Custody Peace on Medium
- Family Legal Resource Library – California (Family Violence Appellate Project)
- Washington Legal Resource Library (Family Violence Appellate Project)
- National Resources (Family Violence Appellate Project)
- Cases You Can Use – California (Family Violence Appellate Project)
- Cases You Can Use – Washington (Family Violence Appellate Project)
- Become an Advocate for The Keeping Children Safe From Family Violence Act aka Kayden's Law via the National Safe Parents Organization
- November is Family Court Awareness Month: Learn how you can get involved at www.familycourtawarenessmonth.org
- If you are experiencing domestic violence and need immediate assistance, please contact the Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7: Text "START" to 88788. call1.800.799.SAFE (7233), or visit www.thehotline.org
- If you are seeking Emergency Housing, to obtain a local DV advocate or other resources available to you in your community, please visit www.domesticshelters.org (U.S. & Canada).
- Peer-to-Peer Support: We invite you to join the One Mom's Battle Chapters at www.ombchapters.com or the OMB private forum, www.thelemonadeclub.com for $25 per month and includes a monthly Zoom call with Tina Swithin, Founder of One Mom's Battle.
- If you are seeking for 1:1 Coaching to support you navigate your family court case with a high-conflict personality, please visit to find a coach in your local area at www.hcdivorcecoach.com/coach.
- If you are looking for a trial attorney to help you with your case, please visit www.onemomsbattle.com/friends-of-omb
- If you are seeking Pro Bono Attorney to assist you in an Appeal, please contact FVAP (if you are in CA or WA) or DV Leap in all other U.S. States.
- For additional support, you can also seek to obtain a local DV advocate in your community.