Because freedom can't protect itself
I'm a victim of domestic violence with a restraining order against my husband in 2 states (I relocated), and am in the address confidentiality program in my new state. Yet, the judge in the divorce case in FL ordered me to provide my husband with new home address, the name and address of my employer. When I refused for my safety, the judge struck my pleadings and prohibited me from participating in my own divorce. There are no children involved, and this should NEVER happen.
My ex-husband and the legal/justice system terrified me for years. In fact, I ended up remarried to him because, after spending thousands to protect myself from his motions to restrict & cut off contact between me and our children ... and his numerous violations not only of Court orders but neglecting (intentionally) their medical and dental care. Tried to get a protective order in 2003; Sheriff's dept "couldn't find the residence" they'd been to numerous times before ... and after, giving him time to forestall me with a contempt cite. I landed in jail trying to protect our children. He divorced me again (recently), promising to bankrupt me through it ... and now trying to get out of the settlement and saddle me with $1000/mo in bills for a place I don't even want to live at. But it cost $8000 to "protect" myself and daughters - somewhat - and finances getting very tight. Oh, well. I consider myself a "legally regulated hostage" nowadays.
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