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Women’s legal advocates

Whether or not you have a lawyer, we strongly encourage you to work with a women’s legal advocate throughout your case. This advocate can assist you by:

  • Explaining the steps in the case
  • Helping you identify the legal issues you want/need to address
  • Supporting you to develop a safety plan
  • Helping you gather evidence for your case – about the abuse in your relationship as well as the history of parenting in your family
  • Accompanying you to meetings with your lawyer as well as to court
  • Debriefing with you after these meetings and court appearances

If you are not already working with a women’s legal advocate, you may be able to find one: