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Can divorce be dangerous?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2024 | Protection From Abuse

Even an amicable divorce can be difficult. Spouses often have fond memories and feelings for one another, even though their romantic relationship has reached its conclusion, but that doesn’t mean that tensions can’t arise in such a situation. Transitioning from married to single life is hard. More contentious divorces can be even more stressful and time-consuming.

While there is no element of danger in most divorce cases, it’s important to understand that danger may be a factor when domestic abuse is at play. The sad reality is that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men face some kind of physical violence in their relationship. If you are concerned about danger in your divorce, know that you have options.

Protection From Abuse Orders

A Protection From Abuse (PFA) order is a possibility for spouses who are concerned about domestic violence or other forms of domestic abuse. A spouse can apply for a PFA if they fear for their own safety or that of their child.

A PFA can protect individuals in a number of ways. For example, it can prevent your spouse from having any direct contact with you that is not supervised by the court. If your spouse is refusing to leave the family home during divorce proceedings, the court can also insist that this happens as a condition of the PFA.

A PFA can provide immediate relief for spouses who feel that their safety has been compromised. It can help a spouse and their children feel more secure as divorce proceedings are ongoing.

A PFA can be enforced by the court if the appropriate legal arguments are made. At every stage of the divorce process, it ca  be highly beneficial to seek experienced guidance, given the complexity of your situation and how much is at stake.

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