I am worried about my safety if I file for child support.

If you are planning to leave a relationship, be aware that physical violence often escalates during periods of separation and around the time that someone files for divorce or child support. This can be true even if the relationship was not previously physically violent.

If you are worried about your safety, take these steps to protect yourself:

Talk to family and friends about what is going on so that they can be prepared to help you and your family if the need arises. You can get child support safely.

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