About Abuse

Safety in Court

Updated: 
May 2, 2016

After you have left an abusive relationship, there may be many occasions where you will have to see the abuser in court to deal with a protection order, custody, child support, divorce, or criminal proceedings.  Since you are in a courthouse surrounded by people and even court officers, you may feel like it is okay to let your guard down.  However, please remember that any time you come into contact with the abuser, you have to take steps to protect yourself.  Here are some tips to help keep you as safe as possible.