Handling a divorce can be stressful enough on its own. If you are seeking a divorce caused by domestic violence, however, the pain can be even worse. You may not have the opportunity to have safe, effective communication with your former spouse about the divorce proceedings. This lack of communication can lead to more pain and uncertainty. But, there are certain steps you can take to ensure you and your family's safety and wellbeing.
The most common measure to protect yourself against domestic assault in Tennessee is an order of protection. This is a regular restraining order that prohibits an individual from coming within a certain distance. It also prevents them from contacting you.
An order of protection can also be sought for someone other than yourself. Many times, it is for children also involved in the domestic violence that caused the divorce. If you feel as if your children or other loved ones are also in danger, a reliable testimony will need to be provided on their behalf.
The Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie specializes in family law and, therefore, divorce as well. We understand the fear, concerns, and questions that can arise during this troubling process. So, we will always listen and address as many of your questions as possible. If you're currently working through a divorce that involves domestic assault, an experienced divorce lawyer such as ours can help you through the process. They may help you receive the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.