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After Evicting an Abuser

 

 

If you had the perpetrator evicted or are living alone, you may want to:

 

 

 Change locks on doors and windows.

 Install a better security system -- window bars, locks, better lighting, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

 Teach the children to call the police or family and friends if they are snatched.

 Talk to schools and childcare providers about who has permission to pick up the children.

 Find a lawyer knowledgeable about family violence to explore custody, visitation and divorce provisions that protect you and your children.

 Obtain a restraining order or an order of protection