Domestic Violence and Family Law

Davis Polk offers several opportunities to assist clients with family law issues. Working with Brooklyn Family Defense Project, Her Justice, Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services and several other legal service providers, we handle family law matters involving family reunification, custody, divorce, orders of protection and visitation on behalf of victims of domestic violence and their children.

In addition, through the Volunteers of Legal Service Incarcerated Mothers’ Law Project, our lawyers visit Taconic Correctional Facility on a monthly basis to counsel incarcerated women on issues relating to custody, visitation and child support.

Finally, we partner with the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project to conduct a pro se divorce clinic in which our lawyers help individuals complete the forms required to file for divorce.

  • In the last three years, we have assisted nearly 40 victims of domestic violence in filing for uncontested divorce.