It should be very possible. Speak to the local bar association for a referral to an attorney or agency that aids in these matters.
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It may be possible that criminal charges are in order. In the alternative you should go to court to file family offense and custody petitions. The clerk in family court should help you with the process which should include granting orders of protection. Good luck.
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If the 2 of your are seperated then you can indeed file for custody. You can also file for an order of protection on behalf of yourself and the children. You need to speak to a family law attorney to see what else can be done.
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