About 2 years ago my husbands personality began to change subtlety rage episodes...but nothing physical he often breaks things in the house. I am on disability but I hate being idle so I started my own business I'm a personal assistant for a family law attorney...I work alot but I have control over my hours. When it became clear there was something really wrong with him I'd stay at work longer the emotional mental and now physical abuse is too much. We also have 9 Yorkshire terriers because one got pregnant while he wasn't paying attention and guess what poor little thing is pregnant again. Today the physical abuse from the past week was just too much I called the local police they came out and listened to me very sympathetically but he hadn't begun beating me yet so they couldn't take him. They did ask if I could go somewhere...I don't trust him with anything in the house let alone my animals so I'm not being chased away by this bully. Police told us to stay away from each other...he said now he would find a way to kill me and get away with it...this right here is why I've avoided calling the authorities..I am lost!
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.
The attorney that you work for should be able to assist you with obtaining a court order.
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
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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