Why isnt domestic abuse taken into consideration...

...during custody/access cases? why do people think that abuse just stops at the woman? basically my ex verbally and physically abused me but i still have to hand my kids over to him because he has never hit them and its his 'right' to see them...im basically playing the waiting game waiting for the damage to be... show more ...during custody/access cases? why do people think that abuse just stops at the woman? basically my ex verbally and physically abused me but i still have to hand my kids over to him because he has never hit them and its his 'right' to see them...im basically playing the waiting game waiting for the damage to be done, why is the law like that? any advice on how to deal with this?
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