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After getting served a Temporary Restraining Order from

After getting served a Temporary Restraining Order from ex-wife, (who is just retaliating because I told her I would file a motion that she's in contempt of court for ignoring court ordered joint custody) she has lied on the affidavit...there is no validity to her accusations that I've threatened her whatsoever... At the hearing to make this a permanent order, how does the Judge decide when it's just going to be a "he said she said" because she cannot prove any of her claims, there are no witnesses, no police records, nothing...

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Want to divorce abusive, alcoholic spouse; have questions about it

I stay in NJ. My husband has anger issues. We have two minor children. He is verbally abusive, has a recurrent alcohol problem (twice witnessed when the children were in his care). I am the breadwinner. I want a divorce, but need to strategize, since he seems like he is ready to "take me to the cleaners." I don't care about the material things as much as custody of the children.We went to counseling for a while. Being the "forgiving wife," I have never filed anything. But I have emails with his admission, and a video of him "plastered" a few years ago.My net worth is not negligible. My husband refuses to leave the home, even though tensions seem to be escalating. Throughout our ENTIRE marriage, i.e. 8.5 years, the entire income was mine. His pretext being it was difficult to find a job. He is now a Permanent Resident through me; our relationship was lived between Europe, Africa, Canada and the US until he got his papers a year ago. I am at a point where I really would rather not share the same space as him. Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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My question is about custody. about 2 yrs ago my husband and

my question is about custody. about 2 yrs ago my husband and I separated because he had an addiction. I had to take him to court for custody and i was granted sole legal and physical custody of our now 4yr daughter and he received supervised visitation.about a year ago we decided to work things out and moved back in together (around Nov. 2015).Recently, things have not been working out and he has become verbal abusive. During this time frame he also has neglected our daughter by refusing to put her in a carseat or seatbelt while driving his truck (he did this on several occasions), he also would take her on our neighbors pond without a life jacket despite the neighbors request that he do so. He was also drinking and driving on the way home from work (not with daughter in car) and didn't care. lastly, he left her at the barber shop one day with strangers in the shop so he could run to a nearby food lion for a few minutes.then most recently, about 4 weeks ago he got so angry at me that he physically assaulted me leaving a laceration on my arm. After that incident, i left the house and went to my parents and have been there ever since. In the past 4 weeks he has asked to see our daughter and i agreed with supervision only. He refused and still has not seen her but continues to ask for time alone with her. I respond every time with supervision only. i also got a protective order against him in the meantime.so my question is, first, is my original court order still valid since we lived together? and will the courts keep my order status quo because of the abuse, and child endangerment? i am very concerned about his angry and i don't want him to harm our daughter or put her in harms way.

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I have been married for seventeen years 5 kids. I have a

Hi I have been married for seventeen years 5 kids. I have a husband that says he loves me to death and is amazing at times but if he feels criticized or stress he lashed out at me and rips me apart emotionally. I had an affair for many years that helped distract me from his behavior and numbed me. I told him about it so now he uses this as extra extra material to attack and destroy me whenever he feels stressed. I know I deserve some of it but he is really abusive with his attacks and words and threats to destroy me and the kids if I leave him. Can I get a restraining order to push him to get the correct help and medication so he doesn't verbally abuse me and the kidsJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And has the behavior been documented in any way?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: I got him backeracted once for verbally attacking me daily after he found out about the affairJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to stay with him but he needs major help and he won't get it.

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I have a grandson who is medically disabled from a doctor

I have a grandson who is medically disabled from a doctor negligents. He is required to have special treatment every night and cannot defecate or urinate on his own. His mother is not following the doctors directions and is verbally abusive to him and sometimes physically. We provide all of his support and care since they live with us. She is waiting for a payoff from the lawsuit to leave, otherwise she cannot support herself and her children. She has stated when she get the settlement she is going to get a makeover including boob job and other items with the funds. What can we do to make sure that all of the funds received in the lawsuit go to our grandson for future medical needs etc. They say that as he gets older he probably will not be able to walk. We are afraid she will not take care of his basic needs and will squander any moneys received. What can we do?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: They are in CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has stated that we want to kill her, yet she is living under our roof and wee provide everything for her an her kids (2 grandchildren). She can't afford to live on her own since she doesn't have a job and cost of daycare is more that probably what she can make. She is narcissistic in the way she handle herself and we are scared for the kids.

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NYFamilyLawyer

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If I had a history of dui before I was married- 14 years ago

Hi -If I had a history of dui before I was married- 14 years ago and my husband is trying to prove me unfit and is bringing my past well before our time - is that going to cause any issues with child custody

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Asad Rahman

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Is it possible to sue a sheriff's office and the officer

is it possible to sue a sheriff's office and the officer involved for telling me I had to leave the marital home and could not return without an officer in Nahunta Georgia I didn't at the time know till a month had past I could have after 24 hours without an officer by then it was to late and now my husband wants a divorce if I had known there is a likely chance we wouldn't be at this point because we could have cooled down after 24 and talked

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Alex J. Esq.

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This is a little embarrassing, but some verbal abuse lead to

Hi.This is a little embarrassing, but some verbal abuse lead to me looking for love in other ways, which eventually resulted in divorce of a 20 year marriage. I got all the blame and there was a lot of fear and anxiety associated with my former husband threatening things that he wasn't allowed to do to the person in my life that wanted to help me. My former husband had me sign over my marital property rights so he wouldn't do anything verbal or otherwise.My question is, having been diagnosed with MS in 2007, and basically being thrown out of our home and not receiving any assets, do I have any just cause for revisiting the stressful events of the divorce? The fatigue and anxiety has been overwhelming. The depression and anxiety about having "temporary housing" is so serious.It's been extremely difficult. Thank you for your kind help, as finances are difficult. I am trying to seek Social Security Disability Insurance. I don't even get alimony. I do receive help for rent, but it's not part of an agreement. He refused to put it in writing.Best,Julie

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Whitney, Esq.

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Juris Doctorate

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I left my husband 4 years ago He told me yesterday he wants

I left my husband 4 years agoHe told me yesterday he wants to file for divorce, I live in MichiganBefore we got married 16 years ago he told me he would quit drinking, that lasted 4 months, the verbal abuse was horrible, I asked numerous times for us to go see a marriage counselor but he said I was the one with the problems, I had quit drinking when I found out about my hep C a year before we were marriedI left after he had put a lit cigarette to my face I knew from my first marriage it would only get worseI started filing for disability before I moved outI am now on disability and have been for 2 yearsWe have no childrenMy questions are this, can I ask for spousal support and will it effect my disability ( I go for a review of my disability next year)The house I lived in with him he pays mortgage on and it is solely in his nameHe says there's no equity built up on itIt was his house when I moved in but he had put an addition on which was $20,000 both our names were on the loanMy second question is, can I get part of what the house is worthHis reasons for wanting a divorce after 4 years is he's afraid the state can go after the house if something happens to me and I have to go into a nursing home, I'm 53 years old and he is 61 I believe and he started seeing someone and he wants to sleep with her but wouldn't feel right still being married, lol I know he's probably already done thatI have gained a lot of weight and I'm sure this is most of the reason why he wants a divorceHe was helping me with my bills cause disability doesn't pay enough, he says he will continue to help me but I don't believe him and I need his support to continue to be able to pay billsThank you *****

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Lucy, Esq.

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