Post 2 of three-part series by our reader ‘Still Reforming’
The first thing I did when I set about looking for a lawyer was to do a simple on-line search for ‘divorce attorney in (my area).’ Oodles of names came up. So I called a friend who had recently gone through divorcing an abusive spouse, and she recommended one name, saying that although she hadn’t retained him, she liked him. I met with this attorney, and initially retained him based on two things he said.
(1) If I filed for divorce, he could file a ‘motion for temporary relief’ to ask a judge to consider removing my husband from the house. At that point, my husband hadn’t yet left us and things were intenstifying at home to a degree I wasn’t getting much sleep.
(2) Based on what I had told him about my husband’s behaviors, the attorney thought my child…
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