When a person is being abused on a regular basis, they may not know where to turn. These people are often afraid for their lives and because their abuser has a temper, asking them to stop will only tick them off and cause more harm than good. Should this be what you are experiencing in your home, it may be time to speak with an attorney and get help with creating a safety plan.
A safety plan is a plan that allows you to safely get away from your abuser without them finding out about your plan to divorce them. Because this person may react to the news in a negative way, it is best that they do not find out about the divorce until you and your children are safe and out of harm's way. If the plan is followed carefully, it often works and prevents further abuse from occurring.
When visiting an attorney, they will inform you of what you should do to ensure you are no longer a victim of domestic violence and what your next steps should be. In most situations, a safety plan will involve you packing up all of your belongings, finding somewhere safe to live and getting a protective or restraining order against your abuser. Being in a different home and away from the person who has abused you is the first step toward a new start.
Domestic violence is a family legal matter not to be taken lightly. When there are lives at risk, if possible, the abused should do what they can to escape the situation. You may not want to anger your abuser, but the only way to stop the violence is to reach out to someone who can help. An attorney at the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers may be able to assist you with making a safety plan and putting a stop to the abuse.