If you’re going through a divorce and the situation at home has become unbearable, what can you do about it? If you’re concerned about your own safety and the safety of your children, the situation becomes that much more difficult. While you typically can’t evict a spouse from the marital home, there are some compelling situations in which the court may find that removing your spouse from your home is in your and your children’s best interests. If you are concerned about remaining in your home with your spouse while you’re going through a Connecticut divorce, you need experienced legal counsel right away.
If your spouse is or becomes abusive, you may be able to have him or her removed from your marital home. The usual mechanism for accomplishing this is filing for an order of protection, which is also known as a restraining order. The first step in the process is to request a temporary restraining order (TRO). If the danger is imminent, law enforcement officers who reported to a disturbance can usually file an emergency protective order. Whatever type of restraining order you obtain, however, it will preclude your abusive spouse from entering—or even coming near—your marital home.
Spousal abuse is obviously a delicate topic, maybe one that you don’t feel comfortable sharing. It’s very important, however, that your divorce lawyer understands your situation so that he or she can help you find the best legal remedy for your dilemma. The stress and the emotionally wrought nature of divorce tend to exacerbate abusive tendencies and circumstances, but the safety and well-being of your family are far too important to leave to chance. Make sure you share the specifics of what’s going on at home with your divorce lawyer.
Every divorce is complicated, and every divorce is unique to its own circumstances. While it’s extremely difficult to have a spouse removed from the marital home—barring abuse—this doesn’t mean you should remain in an untenable situation. An experienced Connecticut divorce attorney will help you explore your options in an effort to find a solution that helps make the divorce process more bearable. Moving out of the marital home is likely not in your best interests—unless danger is imminent. You aren’t, however, alone in this; your dedicated divorce lawyer is on your side and will help you make the decisions that are right for you throughout the process.
If your divorce has become heated—or worse—and you find that living with your soon-to-be ex is no longer manageable, seek experienced legal counsel. The dedicated divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., in Stamford, Connecticut, care about your situation and are here to help. Our experienced legal team has the skill, knowledge, and compassion to help you through the divorce process, so please contact or call us at (203) 348-2465 today.