It is possible that even after you leave your relationship, the violence continues. Here are a few tips to protect yourself from post-separation violence:
- Make sure to never find yourself alone with your former partner. If you have to meet with him, go to a public place.
- Always have your cellular phone with you to be able to make a phone call.
- As often as possible, avoid places that you and your former partner used to go to together.
- Have a phone near you when you sleep so you can use it in case of emergency.
- Make sure that your name does not appear on the board of tenants at the entrance of your residence.
- As soon as possible, contact a lawyer or the legal aid office to determine child custody in order to protect yourself and to limit the children’s contact with their father, if needed.
- Be informed of your rights and your children’s rights. Call us if needed, we can guide you.
- When at work, you can ask a trusted colleague to filter your calls or to use your voicemail to do so.
- If you are in danger, you can go to your local police station and ask about a restraining order (810), if this can help you temporarily.
- If your former partner threatens you, hits you, harasses you, you can call the police at any moment.
He is not allowed to do that…