About three years ago, I moved in with my boyfriend who up until that time had been very good to me. The relationship quickly deteriorated and he became increasingly abusive, usually emotionally, (sometimes physically but I have no proof of it) throwing away and destroying my things. I found out a year and a half ago that he lied about his age, he is ten years older than he said, and heard tonight from a relative who is a retired police officer that said ex boyfriend has multiple orders of protection against him in numerous states.
My question is, armed with this new information, do I then have a chance of legally getting off our apartment lease? I have been told it isn't possible without his consent since we both signed (in FL) but didn't know if fear of him could entitle me to be released from an obligation to be tied to him in any way.