Everything You Need to Know to Get a Restraining Order with Attorney Uswah Khan on Divorce & Beyond #203

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this week host Susan Guthrie speaks with Attorney Uswah Khan who has helped scores of victims of abuse obtain restraining orders in order protect themselves, and their children, from suffering further at the hands of their abusers.

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Restraining orders offer one of the few tools that a victim has to try to protect themselves from ongoing abuse but getting a restraining order can be scary, confusing and complicated.  To make matters worse, many victims cannot afford to retain an attorney to help them navigate the court process making it even more difficult to apply for relief.  Attorney Uswah Khan has spent the past few years representing and assisting victims of domestic violence as the staff attorney at The Center for Family Justice in Connecticut.  In this episode, Uswah demystifies the process of obtaining a restraining order and walks you through the steps so that you are empowered to get the protection that you, and your children, need.  This episode truly will save lives!

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic or intimate partner violence please contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text "START" to 88788

For more information on the Family Justice Center Alliance, which develops and supports Family Justice Centers that help survivors and their children find the services they need in ONE place visit:  https://www.familyjusticecenter.org

About this week's special guest:

Attorney Uswah Khan has been practicing family law in the State of CT for over 18 years.  Most recently, she served as staff attorney at a Family Justice Center assisting victims of domestic violence.  For the past 9 years, she has run her own practice engaging in private divorce mediations and a family law litigation.  Additionally, she was a Hearing Officer for Special Education,  for the Connecticut State Department of Education.   She received her B.A. from Columbia University, Barnard College, a J.D. from Pace University School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.   She is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut in 2005, and to the United States Supreme Court in 2018.

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