Separating From Your Abuser
If you no longer wish to remain in your marital relationship, you may decide to separate from your abusive spouse. It is recommended that you consult with a family law attorney with domestic violence expertise as you will likely need to make critical decisions about the following:
- your safety
- your children’s safety
- child custody
- child visitation
- child support
- spousal support
- family maintenance
- use and possession of the family home, car, and other personal property
- possibly changing residences
There is no set formula for legal action (if it should be taken at all) when leaving an abusive relationship. However, you may have pressing issues such as your finances, living arrangements and custody issues that need to be resolved during this time. Your situation is unique; only you know the facts of your case and history of violence well enough to decide whether accessing particular services is beneficial for you. Consulting with a family law attorney with domestic violence expertise at an early stage may be beneficial in making these decisions.
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