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I feel my ex is abusive. How do I file for sole custody of our kids?
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Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

Could you explain a little more?

Is there a custody Order in place?

Is the abuse against you or against the child?

Thank you for your cooperation.

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