Call (800) 822-5170 Today for Help Divorcing an Abusive Spouse
At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we believe in dedicating our time, talents, and professional lives to sticking up for people who have been hurt or are currently in harm’s way. Victims of domestic violence fit squarely into that category. Our family lawyers and divorce attorneys can help you with the variety of issues that will inevitably spring up related to the abuse in the event you decide to divorce.
Even if you are unsure whether you will divorce your abusive spouse, there are still important legal measures that we can take to protect you and keep you out of harm’s way.
Call (800) 822-5170 to get in touch with a Pensacola divorce attorney or family lawyer right away.
Abusive Behavior During Divorce
In some cases, a spouse may become abusive during the process of divorce, when tensions are high and conflict is at its worst. It is imperative that you get medical attention right away if you have been severely injured, and always ensure you keep documented evidence of the abuse, including pictorial evidence, if at all possible.
Seek legal help immediately if you are currently in a position where you or your co-inhabitants or dependents are in danger of physical violence. By consulting with an experienced family lawyer as soon as possible, you may be able to get a court order requiring your abusive spouse to move out of your home and leave you alone during your divorce.
Ask one of our Pensacola family lawyers about getting an emergency restraining order for an abusive spouse. Call (800) 822-5170 immediately.
Non-Violent Abuse During Divorce
Keep in mind that not all abuse involves hitting, punching, or other forms of physical or sexual violence. Your spouse may commit crimes of abuse by engaging in intimidation, stalking, threats of violent behavior, and other forms of psychological or verbal abuse. Even if your spouse has never struck you or committed a violent crime, per se, you may still be able to get an emergency restraining order and do so ex parte. (That is, without your spouse knowing it or being able to contest the conditions of the court order.)
Talk to Police About the Abuse
It is important to involve law enforcement whenever there is physical or sexual abuse of any kind. When police are involved and are present to witness any abuse or evidence thereof, it will be included in an official police report. If you proceed to divorce your spouse and want to maintain your rights to important assets or primary custody over your children, police reports addressing spousal abuse will be very valuable in protecting your children and possession.
When members of law enforcement are involved and aware of the abuse, they can help enforce the terms of any restraining orders against your spouse. Even if you have yet to obtain any official orders against your abusive spouse, contacting police is imperative to your wellbeing and the wellbeing of any children you may have.
Local law enforcement are also a great asset if you do not wish to continue living in your home and are seeking to relocate to get away from your abuser. Police are well-connected in the community and may be able to refer you to an abuse shelter and other organizations that may be able to provide the kind of help you need.
Get the Help of a Pensacola Divorce Attorney
You don’t deserve to be treated as you have been. If you are in an abusive marriage and are looking to get out of it, our Pensacola divorce lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you find a way out. We can work with you to keep your safe during the divorce process and ensure you receive a positive outcome when your divorce is finalized.
We are also prepared to help you fight the battle to retain custody of your children and protect them from your abusive spouse. Our divorce attorneys care deeply about your success in this portion of your divorce and are willing to work tirelessly to ensure you and your dependents are protected.
You are not alone. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.