Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law

My husband filed for divorce after I had him arrested for…

Customer Question
My husband filed for...

My husband filed for divorce after I had him arrested for family violence. He goes into rages. That night he was going to bed and he sleeps upstairs because of snoring. But he does what I call a drop and run. Which he will make a comment about something I said and make it out to be none of my business and then heads for upstairs. I went up and stood on the door way and asked why saying my done ruined another sofa wasn’t ok but him talking to our daughter about our marital problems was. He came at me and threw rip against the wall hitting my head on the thermostat box and had his hands around my neck. After he finally let go and quit yelling at me I went down stairs. I don’t know why I did it but I Gia a thick bowl and tried to break one of the small bay windows on the dining room. Only the bowl broke so I got a hammer and with two good swings it was gone. My husband yelled from upstairs what have you done know. I asked if he would help me clean it up. We got into a argueement and he kept yelling at me that was the stupidest thing I had ever done. The next thing I know he has pushed me backwards on the couch and was on top of me screaming in my face with the maddest look on his face. I thought he had his hand on my neck and that’s what I told the officers. The next morning when I took my gown off. I had some pretty good bruises on my left arm but my right arm had major bruises on it and as it began to heal you could see three fingers that were the cause of the bruising. This isn’t the first time he has been physical with me. But he just goes into these rages. After he got off me he was so give out and acting like his chest was hurting him, this is how intense on anger he gets. He sat down and o asked if I needed to call 911 and he said like I would so I asked again and he said no and went upstairs. The reason I called the police is that I usually see then coming but this time I didn’t. It caught me completely off guard and it was worse this time. It took 17 days for the bruise on my right arm to go away. I was afraid that next time I might not see it coming and it could be a lot worse. There is a no contact bond on him. I haven’t told the prosecutor about the pictures of the bruises. I’m afraid he will get more than angur management. I don’t want a dicborce we have been married for 35 1/2 yrs. he had said he would do marriage counciling before this happened. I want to give him a choice to go to marriage couceling or I would go to the prosecutor and giving him everything and tell him about the other times. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want the divorce. I want to get him help. Can I make him choose to go to marriage couciling or I will go to the church and tell everyone how he really is. Is that legal to do. Because we are both going to be broke if he does this and I thing he did it because I humiliated him. I do love him and if the marriage couciling doesn’t work then ok. Can I make him choose and pull the papers he filed at this time.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Georgia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I reported what he did and they took him to jail. He filed papers 2 days ago

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He is a pastor and I have never said anything that would hurt his reputation. I feel he owes me marriage couciling like he said he would do. He has gotten worse over the last 6 months. My daughter and my husband and son all three have accused me of abusing my pain medication for my back. I have 2 Dr and a blood test to back up I’m not. How can I put a hold on this divorce and get him to marriage couciling legally. And I’m not below threading to tell the church everything where he would probably loose the church.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
11/18/2017
Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 3 months ago
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,333
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.
Verified

Thank you for using Just Answer. I am a licensed attorney and look forward to helping you. I am reviewing your question and will reply back shortly.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Good afternoon,

Unfortunately, you cannot make your spouse go to marriage counseling, nor do you have the right to have the divorce paperwork withdrawn. As the petitioner, only he can file to dismiss the case, should the two of you decide that you would rather work on the marriage.

Many times people will ask us if a court will stop a divorce from happening if the other spouse does not agree to it, but the answer is no. A court cannot and will not stop a person who is seeking a divorce from doing so. State law also does not mandate that a judge send you to marital counseling prior to a divorce.

You do have the right to tell people about what has happened with your spouse, yes, provided that whatever statements you make are truthful. False statements could be considered defamation of character. Also remember that something like a police report and criminal court filings are public record anyway and anyone can have access to them.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Ask RobertJDFL Your Own Question
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,333
14,333 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

RobertJDFL is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

14,333 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Family law question. I have been divorced since 1991. I am
family law question. I have been divorced since 1991. I am still paying alimony. I was married for 22 years. I believe my first wife's net worth is close to mine. With the change in the tax law my CPA… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,398 satisfied customers
I have a family law issue. I have a divorce decree in NYS. A
I have a family law issue. I have a divorce decree in NYS. A separation agreement is incorporated into that decree. The agreement calls for the sale of the marital residence. The house was sold and my… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
This is a question regarding family law in the State of
This is a question regarding family law in the State of Florida. Specifically Child Support. My wife and I represented ourselves in our divorce case for which the trial has already taken place Novembe… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
What is evidentiary declarations in a family law ex parte.
What is evidentiary declarations in a family law ex parte … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
If a business came into marriage is it part of the divorce
If a business came into marriage is it part of the divorce ownership n name never changed at marriage … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,239 satisfied customers
We spoke yesterday regarding Family Law Custody and Divorce
Hello Chris. We spoke yesterday regarding Family Law Custody and Divorce issues in Florida. I have another question in that regard. Is this the place where I ask you that question?… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
Its family Law, a divorce one child who is 16 yrs old.
Its family Law, a divorce one child who is 16 yrs old … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
This is a family law question. My wife has filed for divorce
This is a family law question. My wife has filed for divorce and we have been married for more than 20 years. However, for the last 7 years, she has forced me to live in the basement and alienated my … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,009 satisfied customers
Family Law/Divorce/Separation: I live in Pennsylvania. My
Family Law/Divorce/Separation: I live in Pennsylvania. My wife of 28 years has moved out complete about 3 1/2 months ago. She has moved out on about 3 other occasions stating various reasons such as I… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
A victim of family violence is scheduled for interview in
A victim of family violence is scheduled for interview in the family services council. the victim refuses to attend the interview. Is there any penalty for doing so?… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
I am middle of divorce and my family law attorney said there
I am middle of divorce and my family law attorney said there is nothing much we can do anymore about property issues for companies in family court. I am looking for the way to make a claim in civil co… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,009 satisfied customers
I need a good family law lawyer for a divorce/custody case.
I need a good family law lawyer for a divorce/custody case. What is a typical retainer and typical cost overall? Are there any lawyers that will allow payments over time? … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Family Law Questions regarding divorce/name change/adoption,
Family Law Questions regarding divorce/name change/adoption … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I have question re: Family Law/Divorce and a QDRO around
I have question re: Family Law/Divorce and a QDRO around Pension to ex-spouse? … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Family law attorney with international divorce expertise(
Second opinion] This question is for a family law attorney with international divorce expertise( not an immigration attorney)I married my wife in a South American country 15 years ago and sponsored he… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers
In Arizona with regard to a family law case (Divorce) if
In Arizona with regard to a family law case (Divorce) if there is a property award that should not have occurred because the property is seperate non communal (Gift) and I have filed a notice of appea… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I am divorced but in a family law court over marriage
I am divorced but in a family law court over marriage settlement of property. At each hearing the judge has made decisions and ordered me to pay more alimony, more fees for the opposing side and not o… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,134 satisfied customers
Have a family law question, basically short marriage (less
Have a family law question, basically short marriage (less than 3 years) with twins and spouse earning well. Question - which state is best for divorce considering ALL factors as below1. Least Length … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
31,330 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x