Yes, but the last time I remember a woman who feared for her children's safety took legal advice from a bunch of women on MDC who told her to go run and hide and go extralegal and write special letters about asserting her special rights --- she wound up losing her children permanently to the abuser, because she did something grossly illegal that multiple people with actual knowledge of actual law had said not to do.
Those of us who saw that go down -- and who are familiar with the roots and history of some of the "constitutional law tactics" recommended above, are loath to see it happen again.
Well I wasn't around to see that and regardless, I am NOT suggesting she do anything illegal or that any advice given by actuals lawyers is anything but good advice. However, being accused of making up the story and it being out of a lifetime movie is just mean. Also, I think there are nicer ways to suggest things to OP without minimizing her experiences. Some people seem to not believe that this guy is abusive or something, or that there's another side to the story and this guy deserves a relationship with his kid. Also telling someone to put on their big girl undies?!?! And then 100 people give that post a thumbs up? I find that really unsupportive. Catscradle had some legitimate good advice. Said nicely. Several other posts were just plain mean. All OP wants to do is protect her kid. Maybe everyone doesn't agree with how she's contemplating handling it, but, i don't know why people have to be so nasty about saying so.
Edited by APToddlerMama - 8/8/12 at 3:11pm