Emmie* has one child, 8-year-old Amalie*. Emmie’s relationship with Amalie’s father has been over since 2011 but he has continued to abuse and threaten both of them. He also forced Emmie to miss a lot of work by filing numerous motions that required her presence in court. She lost one job because of this and was afraid she would be fired again. Emmie was frustrated that she hadn’t been able to protect her daughter or gain sole custody since she couldn’t afford a lawyer.
With the help of Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, she was granted a no contact domestic violence order and sole custody of Amalie. The court also granted her request to suspend her ex’s parenting time. Emmie can now parent her child in a loving and stable environment.
*Names are not real.