What is Legal Abuse?
Forcing a survivor to spend time, money, and emotional resources responding to a legal action provides a means for the abuser to assert power and control over a domestic violence survivor long after a relationship has ended.
The terms “abusive litigation” or “legal abuse” include the misuse of court proceedings by abusers to control, harass, intimidate, coerce, and/or impoverish survivors.*
Tens of thousands of people in the United States are victims of this kind of abuse, and it is a frightening and lonely experience.
By joining a legal abuse support group, you will get much-needed emotional support and professional guidance when you need more strength than ever.