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Make a plan and prepare when filing for divorce after abuse

In our previous couple of blogs, we discussed domestic violence and some of the points you should know about that very frightening situation. We covered what actions are considered domestic violence and how domestic violence can impact a child custody case. Those are only some of the issues that victims of domestic violence have to think about.

If you are being abused by your spouse, you might decide that it is time to put an end to the marriage. Filing for divorce is a big step that has to be carefully considered and planned. We can help you to learn about what you should do to prepare for the filing and what you can expect after you file. We can also help you stand up for your rights and fight for what you need.

When you are dealing with an abusive spouse, there is a chance that the divorce filing will be an infuriating development. You should plan for this possibility before you file the paperwork. Have a plan for where you can go to remain safe if your ex does explode into a fit of rage when he or she learns about the divorce.

Even if you are leaving an abusive relationship, there are aspects of the divorce that you will have to work through. One of these is the property division. Just because you are walking away from an abusive marriage doesn't mean that you have to leave empty handed. In some cases, the settlement you get from the property division might be the key to you being able to get away and start a new life.

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