MIRIAM'S JUSTICE—Traumatized mother escapes the abusive control of her husband’s powerful family
When Miriam* came to Her Justice, she had endured more than a decade of brutal physical and psychological abuse by her husband.
Soon after their marriage in Puerto Rico, Luis assaulted her so severely that her back and spine were injured and she could no longer work. Although he went to prison for the attack, Luis threatened Miriam with retaliation if she left him. At the same time he promised to bring her and their children to New York, where his family was politically powerful and could provide opportunities and resources for them.
In 2004, Miriam found her husband punching their 13-year-old autistic son in the face while holding a knife in his hand. She immediately intervened and was herself severely beaten. Their daughter managed to call the police, and Luis was arrested and taken from the house. Miriam obtained both Family Court and Criminal Court orders of protection.
Miriam expressed her gratitude to Her Justice saying:
“I’m very grateful to my legal representation, as I was always treated with respect and made to feel that I was not alone. My case ended favorably thanks to my attorney. Regarding my son, the results were also excellent.”
Thanks to the diligent and effective representation of her lawyers, Miriam is free from the abuse and control of her ex-husband and his family. She and her children have started on the long but promising road to recovery.
*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.