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Old 05-01-2017, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lehatteau View Post
I just called a shelter in my area, they connected me to a woman who provides support for women that don't live there, and advised me they're currently full but to call back every few days in case something opens up. Thank you.
Holy wtf? A shelter told you to wait a few days? That's like getting put on hold when you dial 911. Ridiculous.

Is there anyone you could stay with temporarily? You really need to get out of there. At least put a plan together...because you and your children shouldn't be there at all...especially if your spouse gets wind that you're seeing a lawyer. Things tend to get heated very quickly in these situations...even not considering these factors.

I cannot stress to you enough the urgency of you leaving.

By the way, the police response doesn't make any sense. When you call for a domestic violence claim, they're just supposed to investigate. I don't understand what is going on. I'd call again...and then if you don't get a response, call the police in the next town over.
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I'd take your children and go to the police detachment and tell them you cannot return to your home. They are obligated to take you to a women's shelter.

It does not matter whether your husband is a lawyer or the mayor of your town.
If anything, police are a bit tougher on lawyers.

Do you live in a small town or in a city? Do you have your own transportation? Have you called the police before?

Whatever you do, get out and get out as soon as possible.
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