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I have been married to my husband since 2008. we have our cells phones under his name. when he gets mad he takes my phone away so I can not call anyone for help or to leave in a bad situation. is this possible

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Any property that has been acquired during the course of the marriage is community property. That means both you and your husband have an equal right to that property. A cell phone acquired during the course of the marriage would be considered community property, even if the plan is under his name. Therefore, you have just as much right to use that phone as he does.

What's more concerning is that he's taking the phone away to prevent you from reaching out for help when a situation may be escalating. This is a form of isolating you. If he is being abusive, you need to document this abuse and report it to the authorities, especially if you're considering a possible separation or divorce.

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