Here’s another problem that both women and men confront during divorce. Statistically speaking, more women than men face this demon.
The issue is domestic violence.
When a rocky relationship heads south, events can sometimes take a turn for the dangerous. It’s a very unpleasant experience to confront an angry, hurt ex. The law offers substantial protections for women victimized by domestic violence or other abuse, but many women stay quiet — they refuse to speak out because they’re not convinced that the system can protect them adequately. They also may feel incredibly conflicting emotions. On the one hand, they do not want to be abused. On the other hand, they may love the person who’s behaving badly and loathe the thought that they might go to jail.
Domestic violence can lead to very tricky, complex situations. So what options do you have? The answers will depend on the nature of your divorce and on what’s been happening in your relationship. If you believe that you’re in danger, call the police – don’t wait to speak with an attorney. If you’d like general information about your options and rights, talking with an experienced divorce attorney can be incredibly helpful. Get in touch with the Dinnebier & Demmerle team immediately to speak with our California divorce and family law attorneys.