Divorce Protection: Staying Safe in Court

Divorces can happen for a number of reasons. The most tragic of these can be because of spousal abuse. During the proceedings, there is a certain amount of divorce protection that the court can afford to victims of spousal abuse and their children.

There are several steps the court can take to provide divorce protection inside the courtroom and beyond. Within the courthouse, security forces and bailiffs will not allow violent or threatening behaviors. Outside the walls of the court, judges can issue a series of temporary orders including temporary restraining orders (TROs) and temporary protection orders (TPOs).

If the judge finds that there is ample cause for concern from a potentially-abusive spouse, they may grant a temporary restraining order for the protection of the other spouse or children. Reasons given for a TRO can include aggressive behavior such as:

  • Being physically abused
  • Being mentally or emotionally abused
  • Being threatened, stalked, or harassed
  • Being subjected to acts of violence

The court may require some evidence of these abusive behaviors before granting the order. Some things the court may consider can include hospital records, police reports, photographs, screenshots of threatening messages, or other physical evidence.

If the order is granted, the abusive spouse will not be allowed near the other spouse under threat of enforcement from police and court reprimands. Additionally, a temporary order can be issued to give the spouse alimony, child support, custody, possession of the house, or possession of the bank accounts in order to secure the safety of the abused spouse and any children. 

If you are a victim of spousal abuse and are seeking to separate from your spouse, you will need a divorce & family law attorney. An experienced divorce & family law attorney can discreetly arrange the necessary paperwork for a TRO, a TPO, and divorce papers to simultaneously provide you with the protection that you need and separate you from your spouse.

Additionally, your divorce & family law attorney can advocate for your needs in court without you having to confront your spouse directly. The best place to find a divorce & family law attorney is Attorney at Law.

At AAL, our nationwide network of attorneys and law firms allows us to match you with a divorce & family law attorney in your area. Our partners have the resources, legal expertise, and experience to help you through your divorce and give you as much protection as the law allows. 

In addition to a distinguished case record, our partners also excel in client care. We ensure that we only partner with firms that place clients at the heart of how they operate and ensure that your experience is as stress-free as possible. 

Don’t wait. Contact AAL today for a free, no-obligation consultation and begin your journey to assert your marital rights.

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