Married for over twenty years, Tracy’s husband had become increasingly irrational and violent. Tracy had been in and out of the shelter several times, but John always pressured her to come back home. After an episode where John blackened both her eyes and dragged her by her hair over broken glass, Tracy was finally ready to end her marriage.
The next day, she fled to a family member’s home, but the abuse did not stop. John started phoning and showing up at her work. He threatened to hurt her and the children and burn their family home down. Tracy did not have the money to hire a private attorney and came to Utah Legal Services for help. The Utah Legal Services attorney drove to Tracy’s town to meet her and was able to help her get a restraining order against John and file for divorce and child support. Tracy is now healing and making a better life for herself and her children.
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