Surviving Relationship Violence and Abuse

Outlines what abuse is from a legal perspective and what a woman's legal rights are if she is in an abusive relationship. Explains what women can do to protect themselves and their children. Includes a chapter for Aboriginal women. Updated to conform to the BC Family Law Act.

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Legal Services Society
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resource type
abusive relationship, family violence, domestic violence, leaving an abusive relationship, personal safety, going to the police, domestic violence, violence against women