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Jenny* empowered to act

Jenny lived with her 11-year-old son and his father. The father had been verbally and physically abusive towards the son and the abuse would be directed towards Jenny if she tried to intervene. The incidents had been escalating in violence and were becoming more frequent.

Jenny came to South West Community Legal Centre and a lawyer assisted her to draft an application for an urgent ouster order. She did not initially file the application because she was afraid of what her husband might do to her when he found out. However, things escalated at home and she eventually filed the application and had the court hearing that same day. 

*Not real name

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