Hi everyone. Newbie posting a question here. I’m trying to assist a friend with removing herself and her child from a very inhospitable situation. Her husband is extremely controlling and manipulative and she’s about at her wits end. What she needs to know is if she leaves abruptly with her child, what does she do next to protect herself and her son, and how does she manage to retrieve their clothing and other personal items? What does she need in order to obtain an Order of Protection, (which we all know isn’t really worth the paper it’s written on), to limit his ability to harass and/or harm her?
I and my wife have offered her and her son a place to stay while she is going through all this and naturally, we too have concerns for our own safety as well. I’ve advised her that when she does make her “escape” to head directly for our home and upon arrival, we will then notify the local police and have them come out to speak with her since her husband in all likelihood is going to blow a gasket when she doesn’t return from “the store” in the specified time period.
Any help, advice, information, experiences, etc. will be greatly appreciated. I’ve helped rescue a person in a similar situation many years ago but that was in another state. I am not familiar with NC laws and regulations so I’m asking for information here before I step into a pond full of alligators neck deep.
Many thanks in advance.