If you are in danger, go now. Contact my office immediately. Get to a safe place, phone law enforcement, tell only your most trusted friends and family members where you are and just go as fast as your body will take you. Domestic violence is real and deadly. I have had one client murdered and I do not want another. A death due to domestic violence is much more generationally impactful than divorce. I know from experience. While the legal system is imperfect at best, there are dozens of tools available to protect victims of domestic violence. If you are the victim of domestic violence, the law will favor you in a custody dispute. There is nothing to think about. It is going to be okay. Go!