First, if you believe that you or your children are in danger, call 911 immediately.
Police can connect you with short term resources that keep you safe, and of course, will arrest your spouse when a threat is imminent.
As for how domestic violence can affect your divorce, the court has a strong interest in evaluating evidence of abuse, especially if custody issues are in play.
While allegations of abuse can be admitted, courts are much more persuaded by documentation that proves a history and a pattern, things like medical records, police reports, and orders of protection.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have years of experience helping victims of domestic violence protect themselves and their children from their abusers in a divorce situation.
Put your safety first, and then call 718-523-1111 for a free, confidential consultation.