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.