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:

  1. Make sure to never find yourself alone with your former partner. If you have to meet with him, go to a public place.
  2. Always have your cellular phone with you to be able to make a phone call.
  3. As often as possible, avoid places that you and your former partner used to go to together.
  4. Have a phone near you when you sleep so you can use it in case of emergency.
  5. Make sure that your name does not appear on the board of tenants at the entrance of your residence.
  6. 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.
  7. Be informed of your rights and your children’s rights. Call us if needed, we can guide you.
  8. When at work, you can ask a trusted colleague to filter your calls or to use your voicemail to do so.
  9. 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.
  10. 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…