My ex is constantly belittling me to our daughter. He tells her I am a slut, sends me abusive texts, threatens my boyfriend, and starts a fight at every child custody exchange. What can I do?
You don’t have to live like this. A lawyer can help in several ways. First, it’s abusive to badmouth you to your child. You may be able to add a clause to your custody order prohibiting this behavior, or even seek a modification. You can absolutely seek a protective order. Document any and all abuse, and talk to a lawyer. You should also talk to your daughter about what happens at her dad’s house, since it’s possible he is abusing her too.