Hi, A friend of mine is currently going through a divorce and has hit a bit of a stress roadblock and can't bring herself to thinking about this situation lately, I promised I would try and seek out some answers for her somehow. So here we go. She has been separated from her ex husband for a few years now but only just stopped living under the same roof. She is able to prove that they have been separated while they were still living together. They have since sold and she has moved into a rental with their 4yr old daughter. Unfortunately he has become more and more abusive (verbally) to her and their daughter as time has gone on. It is now at the point where she doesn't want her child to have to see him at all (as she feels he is unfit to parent) but is afraid that he will make life extremely hard for her if she tries to enforce that. She is currently relying on him for financial reasons as she only works part time and he had always earned a substantial amount more. She also fears that he will refuse to sign any divorce papers just to spite her and he has said he will take her to court so he can take everything. What would the process of finalising the divorce if he refuses to participate in the divorce? Would she be entitled to any sort of child support from him if she denies him access to their child? Considering she is struggling financially and more than likely unable to attend court, what are the chances of him being able to take everything? Eg: The profits from a house that was just sold that is in a joint account. I hope this makes sense and thank you for your time.