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RFTA: Helping A Woman Sever The Legal Ties That Bind Her To An Abusive Relationship

If the legal system does not recognize that a woman has left an abusive relationship  how can she ever truly be free?

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RFTA is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization

Legal Assistance

Representing women leaving abusive relationships  in matters such as custody and divorce

Counseling

Facilitating a woman’s fears and needs to her attorney as she navigates the legal process  and faces her abuser in court

Court Companions

Alleviating court room fears by providing women with emotional companionship  to court dates.

Helping Financially Struggling Women
BY ASSISTING THEM IN CIVIL LEGAL MATTERS

SEVERING THE LEGAL TIES THAT BIND A WOMAN TO AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
IS THE ONLY WAY SHE WILL EVER TRULY BE FREE.

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If a woman is fighting for her life, she shouldn’t have to fight alone.

The only nonprofit in the Chicagoland suburbs to serve the civil legal needs   of our abused women.

Ashley had finally had enough; this time, he nearly killed her. Ashley packed up her children and took them to a shelter. For a while, things were good. The shelter was safe, the children were safe, but now what? She can’t stay here forever. Ashley is still married to Scott, and the children? They are still his as well. Ashley wants to get away, she needs to if she ever wants a chance at a safe life, but how? How can she get back on her feet? The law still views her as a married woman. She can’t apply for public aide while she is linked to Scott’s finances, money that he is not sharing with her.
The law still views that her children belong to him as well, so legally, she can’t flee with them. While she is at the shelter, Scott is burying her in credit card debt. The house? It’s still in her name as well. How can she get out of this? Scott is the one working, she, a stay at home mom. She has no money for an attorney and his will bury her in court. She doesn’t know the legal system, she doesn’t understand what she is entitled to, or even how to navigate any of it. What if he gets custody of her children and she isn’t there to protect them? How will she get an apartment when he is burying her in debt? How will she ever be able to start her life over?
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