When abusive men misuse the court system to maintain power and control over their former intimate partner, a method sometimes called “vexatious” or “abusive” litigation, also known as “paper” or “separation” abuse, or “stalking by way of the courts.” Perpetrators file frivolous —sometimes even perjury —to keep their victims coming back to court to face them. After a breakup, the courts are often the only tool left for abusers seeking to maintain a hold over their victims’ lives. The process costs money and time, and can further traumatize victims of intimate-partner violence, even after they have managed to leave the relationship. Only one U.S. state, Tennessee, has a law specifically aimed at stopping a former romantic partner from filing vexatious litigation against an ex.
Over an 8 year period our family was drained of funds and I borrowed money to defend my abusers false and perjured statements. One American Hero was responsible for my daughters to keep in touch with me. The courts refused to consider the cost of the litigation. I borrowed money to see my own children. I like to pay this hero back