Threats & Domestic Violence
by Ange from Florida
I have been with my son's father for 10 years and I'm currently pregnant. He has been abusing prescription drugs for five years and I decided to leave him finally because of all the emotional distress.
Not to mention that I'm the one that has been supporting my household for about a year and a half and I'm currently attenting school full time.
He threatened to have someone hang me out in the woods, and constantly puts my other son who is 8 in the middle of all of this.
What can I file against him to not get the court system involved for my children's sake that can serve as a legal document for me to feel comfortable taking my son out of the state.
We are not married and I have even tried to get a letter notarized with both of our agreements based on our children but now refuses to sign the letter. I see that my son is not happy with this ordeal and my pregnancy is just a little harder because of all of this stress. Please what can i do.
Answer to Florida Court Forms Question
Just go. Just leave. You are not married to him. He is abusive. Go. For the sake of your 8 year old and your unborn child, get out now. You should take all death threats seriously. No one will fault you for leaving him; it is perfectly legal.
You don't need a notarized letter from him or anyone else to save your own life.
Make a getaway plan, and don't tell him about it. Even in anger, don't tell him you're leaving him.
Studies have shown that you are in the most danger at the point where you leave.
You might think he would never follow through with a death threat. Abusive men harm their victims everyday.
Please have a look at the website for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Nation Domestic Violence Hotline phone number is 1-800-799-7223. They can help you make a getaway plan. Please call them.
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