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If I leave my home and leave my son behind while I figure out options, can I be charged with neglect/abandoment?

Muskego, WI |

Our 13 yr son and husband have been verbally abusive towards me for quite some time. I have moved to an apartment to protect myself. I have not filed anything yet. I live in Wisconsin. We own a home and have been married 18 years. Thank you!

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Filed under: Divorce
Attorney answers 1


I am sorry to hear of your situation. You should hire a local experienced divorce attorney to represent you. Divorce is a complicated legal proceeding. Leaving the house is not considered abandonment but might effect placement and custody decisions in the long run. Again, I think it is important you get legal advice as soon as possible about how best to prepare for divorce.

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