The fear of violence should never be something that you stand for. Unfortunately, divorce isn’t usually a very pleasant experience for most who go through it. People turn ugly, mostly in contested divorce, when the odds are not in their favors. Desperation, especially when faced with divorce, can cause people to take a turn for the worst resulting in deceit, emotional abuse in a plea to get the spouse to stay, and even physical abuse, or the threat of it. Are you fearful that your spouse may harm you or your children due to the idea of getting a divorce?

If you answered “yes” to this question, you need to pack up yourself and your children if applicable and head to a safe place immediately. Call a friend or family member, or rent a hotel. It doesn’t really matter where you go; just get away from your spouse if you have been abused in the past or suspect that he or she may abuse you now due to the issue at hand. Once you are in a safe place, call a family law attorney. He or she will be able to evaluate the situation with you and help you figure out what your next move should be. The family law attorneys at the Rainford Law Firm will help you to resolve your divorce. We will take care of negotiating alimony, child support, child custody, and property division with your spouse or your spouse’s lawyer. We will make the process as quick and painless as possible.