I used to have the perfect marriage, and when my son was born, I thought that my family would be together forever. That was before things changed with my husband. He became a completely different person and I couldn’t live with him anymore. He was verbally abusive and threatened to hit me many times. I no longer felt safe in my own home, and feared for my child’s safety. I contacted an Austin child custody lawyer so that I could get full custody of my son and finally move out of the house.

My husband hired his own lawyer and wanted full custody for himself. He had no problem with me getting a divorce from him, but he was totally against me having full custody. After the threats he made to me, I knew that there was no way that a judge would ever grant him full custody of a …