One person if believed is sufficient.
You may try to get housing in a shelter while you begin the , to me , obvious divorec proceedings. The shelter may also provide some initial legal assistance.
Try the following as a link . www.homelessshelterdirectory.org › Virginia Homeless Shelters
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If you (and your children) are victims of domestic violence, then one recourse would be to file for a Protective Order -- which would allow you and the children to stay in your residence and would require that your husband not have contact with you or the children. If he a protective order were granted, then he will not get custody and, if there were any visitation granted, it would likely be court-supervised visitation (at a visitation center). You could then also file for child support.
While most legal aid providers do not represent people in divorce and custody type cases, many do provide free legal representation to victims of domestic violence. So, I would suggest that you contact your local legal aid agency and see if one of the attorneys there can assist you.
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