One of my friend who was cheated by her hubby and deserted her with two kids for some other girl got residence order under DV Act.
She could not take decision of divorce as her 5 years old daughter was used by hubby and her in laws as social tool to hide extra marital affair of their son.The jolly child became too introvert when they were left alone by the father.But the father used to take her sometime and instigated her against her mother.She started to keep silence while with mother as she was too much attached to her father after birth of her sister .
Seeing her daughter's condition my friend filed DV case when her hubby , MIL and BIL did not allow her to enter the newly constructed home . She left the house and took a rented house so that house could re-constructed for her BIL marriage.
By the way she is very happy now as her daughters always getting their father to meet and play.