Unholy Mediation: A Legal Nightmare for the Victim of Domestic Abuse

A Cry For Justice

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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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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