Dear WRC,

I met with an attorney through the WRC’s Ask an Attorney program several months ago. I was in an abusive relationship, left him and went through a very difficult divorce. Unfortunately, once the divorce was final the abuse got worse.

I tried five different resources to get help, including my divorce lawyer, no one helped me. The abuse continued. My ex-husband sent anonymous mail to my son, mother, boss, and to my home. I changed cars and moved twice. He had guns and I was scared he would harm me.

A friend of mine suggested calling Women’s Resource Center to seek help. I called, set an appointment and spoke with your attorney for 30 minutes. I listened and followed the steps that the attorney recommended. I am writing to let you know that the advice worked!

I cannot thank you enough for the attorney’s words of guidance. She recommended that I file a second petition for a restraining order. The petition was granted, and a court date was set. I followed the WRC attorney’s advice to prepare for the court date. I went to court alone and he brought his lawyer with him. Due to the advice I received from the attorney, the judge granted a restraining order for 5 years and most importantly, they took his guns.

The WRC attorney helped me so much! Talking with her and hearing the helpful suggestions gave me my peace of mind back. I remain aware and cautious, but I am not upset and afraid anymore.

  Thank you, WRC, for what you did for me. I have my life back. No words can convey my appreciation.



Special thanks to Attorney Lloydann A. Wade. Lloydann volunteers her time providing legal advice to WRC clients who lack the resources to otherwise afford legal counsel.

Ask an Attorney: Individual 30-minute legal consultation on family law topics such as divorce, child support, child custody and more. At the WRC Manatee Center, a bilingual attorney may assist with immigration matters. Call 941-256-9721 for an appointment. Fee $10.