Ashburn, VA asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: I need a divorce and my husband is at fault and can be destructive and violent but we live in MY home. what can I do?

I have evidence of his behavior and leaving my home is not an option. How should I proceed?

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Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison
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  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Contact a divorce attorney in the county you live in immediately. An experienced attorney should be able to assist you with asking the Judge to order your Husband to leave the home if such an option seems viable. At least this is true under Tennessee law. I am unsure which law would apply to your situation as the question is posted under Tennessee, yet your location appears to be Virginia. Regardless, consulting with a local attorney immediately is your best option to determine how to proceed. Good luck.

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Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Mr. Tennison is correct. You need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. If you are in the state of Tennessee, such an attorney can assist you in obtaining an ex-parte' order and an order of protection to secure your safety and quiet enjoyment of you home. If you are in Virginia, you need to seek local counsel experienced in family law for your best options. Either way, your best course of action is to seek legal counsel for assistance.

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