Legal Abuse

I do not use the term legal abuse to mean abuse that does not violate criminal statutes--as this website details, there is plenty of that and that is a problem.

But by 'legal abuse' I mean use of the legal system to abuse the survivor. This type of abuse becomes more prominent once there is a separation or a protection order in place. Family court proceedings are especially vulnerable to this type of abuse. It is the ultimate abuse of process

Legal proceedings can be used to 'get around' most protections survivors might have assembled to protect themselves and their privacy.

Click here to read an excellent article on this subject