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August 22, 2022 | Brochure, External Resource, Infographic

Getting Child Support: When the Co-Parent is Abusive


Battered Women's Justice Project

When most people hear the words “domestic violence,” they think of physical or sexual violence. But some partners never physically attack their victims. People who abuse find ways to control without physical violence by using threats, shame, insults, and isolation. They may also use money and resources to control by denying access to money, a car, telephone, or legal documents – making it hard to leave or stay away. People who abuse can use threats about getting sole custody of the kids or withholding child support as a way to maintain their control.

This is a palm card for survivors about getting child support – this can be used by advocates working with survivors in a variety of settings.