Few legal battles are as emotionally charged as a divorce or custody proceeding. The fight involves presenting evidence related to the best interests of the child, meeting the burden of proof of domestic violence, and many other tumultuous issues. More importantly, when such proceedings involve abuse, either … Read More
Defense of the Victim
Violence directed at loved ones is against the law. Being married, related, or the parent of someone does not entitle you to hit, threaten, or abuse those at home. In Pennsylvania, this type of abuse is often hidden behind closed doors, concealed by the victim for fear of retaliation, intimidation, or stigma.
Unfortunately, when … Read More
Sexual & Child Abuse
Protecting victims' rights is of paramount importance to Richard Ducote, an attorney with over 30 years of experience in such matters and a proven case record.
Few legal battles involve the moral clarity found when protecting victims of sexual abuse, whether the victim is a child or an adult, a spouse, a relative, or a … Read More