This weekend, the Washington Post included this editorial commenting on the Castillo matter, a recent case in which the father confessed to killing his children during a visit. The editorial describes some of the factors involved in a custody dispute where violence has also been alleged. These cases are so difficult for judges, their decisions can have life or death consequences. To receive a protective order, the person seeking relief must be able to prove "clear and convincing evidence," which can be difficult and is interpreted somewhat differently by different judges. If you or your children have been the victim of domestic violence, please check out the links for help and resources for your situation. Your safety is important, and you may need help in fighting for your rights.