Where do you go to get advice if you are thinking about leaving an abusive partner? Friends and family? Facebook? The law is complex and must be applied to take into account individual circumstances. You can’t rely on stories because the same may not happen to you.
Even if someone’s circumstances sound similar to yours, you might not have all the facts, their situation might be very different to yours and their idea of “nothing” might also be very different to yours. Most people only know one side of a story and have a personal involvement with one side or the other.
Before making any assumptions, speak to a legal professional that has the real knowledge to be able to help you.
The links below will help you find legal services in your area and help you find out your legal aid eligibility.