Mothers Leaving Abusive Partners

Family Law Information

Plain language guide primarily for women with children who've been abused by their intimate partner (such as a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend). Describes the legal process and terms and covers:

  • what is abuse
  • where to get help
  • protecting yourself and your children
  • what the courts can do to help
  • what will happen to the children
  • deciding parenting arrangements
  • frequently asked questions
  • what to take with you when you leave

Produced in collaboration with the YWCA Metro Vancouver.

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