I put a chain on my door and changed the locks, even though we are both on the mortgage. I was advised that even though he has a right to the house I would be justified if I had a genuine fear of him, which I do.

I have several court orders against my ex. They, and the agency involvement, have proved that he is emotionally damaging the children and that he needs his contact reducing in order to protect them further. I f I hadn’t applied for them I would not have known how serious a risk he is to them.

I can only hope that my children will understand that I did this to protect them. He too threatened to take the children from me and that I’d never see them again etc.

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