What to Do When Your Divorce Becomes A War?

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What to Do When Your Divorce Becomes A War?

Unfortunately, the divorce process can get ugly. When emotions are running high, it is difficult to make an explosive situation turn into a peaceful divorce. In these cases, you must remember that your lawyer is there to protect your best interests throughout the litigation process.

In some divorce cases, the term “ugly” takes on a new form and is actually dangerous for one of the spouses. If this is true for you, you have options to protect yourself, so you don’t have to suffer and fear for the safety of you and your family.

If you and/or your children are a victim of domestic violence, you may need a domestic violence protection order. 

Here is a better understanding of the differences of each type of order:

  • Domestic Violence Protection Order: You can ask the court to issue a protection order for you and/or your children. This can be requested alone or within your divorce process. 
  • Restraining Order: In volatile situations, it may be a good idea to have a restraining order filed before you file for divorce. 
  • Police Report: When you file a police report for any abuse or threats, the record will help you in the future. 

If you are facing a domestic violence situation then it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney to help determine what options are available to you and to obtain legal advice.

Remember your divorce attorney will always have your best interests in mind and they want to protect you and your family. So, be sure to speak openly with them about what you’re facing so they can best advise you.

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The information contained in this guide is made available by LaCoste Law, PLLC for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be considered legal advice. The transmission and receipt of this information doesn’t form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. Persons receiving the information contained in this guide should not make decisions or take action without first seeking professional legal counsel. 


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