Mothers all over the world are finding this out only after they already lost custody of their precious children. For this reason, some lawyers advise women not to tell courts or mediators about child abuse or domestic abuse because, by doing so, they risk losing custody to the alleged abuser (“Custody Litigation,” 1988; Saccuzzo & Johnson, 2004). The only situation in which a defenseless child is required to regularly spend time with their rapist is when custody court believes a father has sexually abused his child; he will typically receive at least supervised visitation, or worse: custody. These extreme penalties are generally in response to the mother’s attempt to protect her child from an abuser and the court’s decision to punish and retaliate against her for complaining about her ex-partner’s abuse.
If a man threatens to take away the kids if you dare leave him, please read Some men kill their wives, others steal the children
Moms, if you dare say in court that your child has special needs, or autism, you will be accused of having Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy/Factitious Illness By Proxy or Borderline Personality Disorder, or anything else in the DSM handbook. Abusive men seem to refer to the DSM as their personal bible.
Make sure to speak to the wonderful people at Protective Mothers Alliance International. PMA is an international organization co founded/codirected by Lundy Bancroft and Janice Levinson. The PMA family consists of protective mother-driven advocates working together as a tight team for change.
Justice For Children is a national nonprofit organization of citizens concerned about children’s rights and their protection from abuse.