Hi, does it cost money to get a question answered?
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes, I have a lawyer
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: My husband and I saw a domestic violence
treatment specialist together, and he evaluated us as a couple and identified that there were domestic violence dynamics in our relationship but that my husband was not a good candidate for treatment because he was in denial. My lawyer does not know a way to get those records released or get access to them or any kind of statement from the DV program director because it was voluntary, it was a joint meeting, and my husband will not sign a release.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I am hoping to find information about whether there is a way to get those records or at least get a court order allowing our children's guardian ad litem to talk to that professional, since my husband's violent behavior toward the children was discussed and he admitted to it during that meeting.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the court order was issued in?
Customer: There wasn't a court order for the DV assessment, we did it voluntarily before legal separation proceedings were started.