How can I stop my drug addicted alcoholic husband from destroying property in the home while I'm at work? I'm divorcing him but
3 attorney answers
Do you have a family law lawyer? Have you filed for divorce?
Get a personal protection order from your county circuit court that includes giving you exclusive use of the marital home. Find the nearest battered women's shelter and get their help. Contact legal aid in your area. The hardest part is the first step.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. My answering your question does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
You clearly need a family law attorney, to file for divorce and get some controlling orders in place. Until you do, or he actually beats you leaving evidence there is little else you can do. File now!
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The attorney that you work for should be able to assist you with obtaining a court order.
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