I hired an attorney 10 years ago and he then hired me to be his paralegal. After some time, we became lovers. He is married and has been for 15 years. After years of torment, physical and sexual abuse I wanted out of the affair. About a year and a half ago I told him I didn't want to see him any more and he became violent and very angry. He had a partner and a consultant at the firm corner me at the office and told me to keep my mouth shut or else they would destroy my career. About two months ago I had the courage to tell him again that I wanted to end the affair and again he became very violent and angry and told me I would have been dead a year ago but the paralegal found in the tub of her attorney got in his way. I filed a PFA and are scheduled for a hearing soon. Please advise.We also share the same office of which I own and operate several companies out of. I was forced out on the street with my files by him, his partner and his consultant. He also exposed provocative videos and nude photographs of me to his partner and consultant and I feel so ashamed, embarrassed and terrified because I have two children that depend on me to provide a good life for them. This has restrained my ability to operate my companies effectively and earn income. In addition to him changing the locks on the properties I own and manage with rental income, my compensation for employment with the firm has been suspended as well. He told me if I were to tell any one in law enforcement about the issues we have that I would be homeless, hungry and would never breath air again. Should I seek relief through the Disciplinary Board in addition to the Domestic Violence Unit at Family Court? I am scared, alone and I have not told my family or friends about this.
You should immediately find a local attorney to fight this for you. You will need to take your current and prior documents to the consult so the attorney can explain what, why and how things are happening. You can't get a better answer on Avvo because no one knows what the documents say, and we can't provide legal advice even if we had the documents in front of us. Again, find a local attorney, do not ignore this.
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You need to find local counsel to represent you. Regardless who he is or what he does, the Courts are made to be unbiased. If the Judge thinks it will be an issue they will recuse themselves and find you a judge who doesn't know either of you. Find local counsel to assist you and ensure you are protected. All the best.
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