Domestic violence is never something that is acceptable. There are a host of different types of domestic abuse that you might be subjected to when you are in a relationship. Many people automatically think about physical abuse; however, you might also suffer from financial, emotional or mental abuse. We know that you might have some concerns when you are leaving an abusive relationship. We can help you to learn ways that you can protect yourself when you are leaving a relationship that involves being mistreated.
One option that you have when you are leaving an abusive relationship is to seek out a restraining order. This is a legal order that requires your ex to stay away from you. It gives you some protection, but doesn't provide absolute protection. If your ex comes near you and you have a restraining order, you can call the police and let them know what is going on. They can arrest your ex for violating the order.
Another way that you can protect yourself is to have a plan for when you leave. Knowing where you will go and how you will live is important. While you can make plans for the short-term, it might not be possible for you to make long-term plans until your divorce is over.
When you leave an abusive spouse and file for divorce, we can help you to protect your rights as the divorce process moves forward. We can help you to learn about the property division process and other factors that can give you the best start possible for your new life.