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How Do I Prepare To Leave An Abusive Spouse?

While most divorces have their share of acrimony, for a spouse who is preparing to get away from an abuser, the stakes are dizzyingly high.

Your safety must be your first consideration, and at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, your safety is always our first consideration.

When you are ready to leave an abusive spouse, we make sure that the court is fully informed of the issues you’re facing, and petition for necessary protections for you, like an order of protection (restraining order) that makes your spouse subject to arrest if they come near you, and which can remove them from your marital home.

In addition, the court will order your spouse to leave all assets and financial instruments intact at the time of filing.

We will also move for immediate temporary support if you need financial help while you get established outside of the marriage.

We take abuse situations extremely seriously, and you can trust our team to start out with maximal protections for you and your children.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free, confidential consultation with a Queens divorce attorney.