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Updated: November 13, 2017
Who can help me with further questions?
WomensLaw.org strongly recommends that you talk to someone in a local domestic violence agency and a lawyer to help you with this decision, if you have not already. To find a local agency or someone who can help you, click on the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.
Remember, the information on this page is just general information. Your state may have differing laws or other things you can do.
You may also want to check your state's custody page on this site for additional information. Go to Custody and put your state into the drop-down menu.
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