I’m so angry right now.
The way the courts handle these situations in Australia is bullshit and it sounds the same where you are (the US?); there is complete disregard for the after-effects of trauma. Depression and the very questioning of one’s own sanity and decision-making abilities are documented results of domestic violence situations, and yet a judge will set there and let someone trigger the fuck out of you. Yep, that’s what happens—defence lawyers for DV perpetrators are basically gaslighting the victims on behalf of their clients.
I’m so sorry you had such an awful experience of it, and I’m sending you all my cyber-hugs.