Last night my husband and I got in a fight that ended up with him pinning me to the ground and not letting me get up all because I tried to block his path when he tried to walk out of the room… all this because I just wanted him to help clean up the living room. He later claimed that he was scared of me, was trying to defend himself, and thought I was trying to assault him. In fact, he called 911 and then called his family and told them this story.We don’t have a history of major fights, especially violent ones. But he threatened to divorce me and take our 8 month old daughter away. I’ve thought about leaving many times because of all of his many issuse (drinking, poor work ethic, laziness, irresponsibilty, emotional issues, etc), but due to the fact that it’s “inconvenient” we have been trying to work it out. What I want to know is, if I decide to leave this weekend and move in with my parents, and take her with me, can he do anything to take her away from me? My parents live in another neighborhood about 5 min down the road. Can he try to use the 911 call as proof that I’m an unfit mother? Can he accuse me of kidnapping? I guess I figure that if he were to leave me and take her I’d flip out and call the cops. Yet, we hear of women “leaving with the kids” all the time. What do I need to do to protect myself should he, in anger and as a way to “get back,” try to take her away? Also, we have absolutely no savings right now due to using it all when he was laid off last year, and I took some unpaid maternity leave. Are there any resources or legal plans that I can get on? My company offers one but I can’t get on it until the 1st of January. I can’t afford a lawyer, but I need one…We only rent our house and the lease is up in a year, and we only have one credit card in both our names. Otherwise, everything else is in only one of our names, so assets are not a big deal, or the house. I just need to know if I can leave.