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9 Tips: Managing a legal bully

1. Get support

Connect with a women’s legal advocate. This could be a Family Court Support Worker, who has had specialized training and receives ongoing legal support, a women’s counsellor or a Transitional Housing Support Worker at the shelter in your community.

2. Have a safety plan

Use the safety planning tools on this website to develop your own safety plan.

3. Be informed

Learn as much as you can about the legal issues you are dealing with and family court process. Even if you have a lawyer, you will be able to make better decisions and will be less likely to be intimidated or tricked by your ex-partner.

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