The husband has physically abused the wife in the past, and continues to emotionally and verbally abuse her. The husband kicked her out this weekend because he suspected she was having an affair because she was talking to and texting a male co-worker. Nothing has happened between them other than this. They were both advised to seek emergency custody, and when the wife submitted her complaint, she was strongly urged by the court clerk to hotline the husband. She did, was interviewed by a male operator, who took the complaint and passed it on, but not without telling her that so far nothing she told him constituted abuse but showed bad parenting instead. This man said that it wasn't relevant as long as the children didn't witness the abuse. They were in the house and heard her crying.
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