After a woman finds the courage to leave her abuser, life doesn’t suddenly become easier or safer, especially when there are children involved. It’s just the opposite.
While she is doing all she can to break free from the relationship, her abuser is doing all he can to regain control and punish her for leaving. He may threaten her life, threaten to abduct or harm her children, withhold financial support and more.
It is during this dangerous time that she must enter the complex legal system and make important decisions about the future. If left to legally fend for herself without resources or representation, she will most likely struggle through family court only to emerge with orders that can seriously affect the health and well-being of her and her children for many years to come.
Over the past 14 years, thousands of women have told us they feel safer, better informed and better able to present their case with specialized family law support from Luke’s Place.
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month
Donate today to help women and their children get the urgent help they need to navigate the family law process and stay safer as they rebuild their lives free from abuse.
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