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Take control when you leave an abusive marriage

When you think of domestic violence, you might think that only physical abuse matters. This isn't the case. There are many types of domestic violence that you have to consider when you think of domestic violence. We know that having to leave a marriage that included any form of domestic violence is a traumatic experience. This means that you might have thought long and hard about whether you were going to leave or not.

It is crucially important for you to make your safety a priority. This can mean taking a stand against your ex by getting a restraining order. While this might be something scary for you to do since it puts what happened to you out in the open, it is often a good preventative measure when you opt to leave because it introduces legal consequences into the situation. If you have a restraining order and your ex comes too close to you, he or she can face criminal charges.

You also have to learn about the options that you have regarding the end of the marriage. We can help you to explore these after we help you to get the restraining order process moving forward. The divorce process might prove to be a bit more complex than some other divorces because of the domestic violence.

Whether you were the victim of financial abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse or sexual abuse, you have the right to stand up for yourself. You don't have to continue to live in the situation. You can leave and work on ending the marriage and starting a new life that puts you, and any children you have, first.

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