okay, here you go -- had this experience myself: First, make sure you check all your laws, especially if children are involved. Second, make sure that you have stockpiled as much cash as you possibly can. Third, you need allies. Go to your closest friend or relative and meet with them as often as possible, giving them the things a little at a time that you want stockpiled. When you have everything lined up the way you want it, call your local domestic violence hotline and setup a meet. They can help you and lead you through the process. Once you have gone to the domestic violence people in your area, there is no going back because it is a one-shot deal without further repercussions from the abuser. Make your meetings while he is at work or otherwise engaged so that he doesn't sneak up on you.
at 3:43 PM on Jul. 26, 2008