Key West, FL asked in Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Florida

Q: What can my girlfriend do if her husband doesn’t want to get a divorce and he is blackmailing her to stay with him?

My girlfriend is being blacked mailed by her husband and threatening her that he will ruin her career and take everything away from her if she divorces him. He verbally and emotionally abused her. He uses religion to shame her and family as well. He has emails, text messages and pictures of us and he is threatening to use that against her. She has gone to counseling both marriage and personal and she still doesn’t want to be with him. Every time she tries to leave or ask for a divorce he just yells and yells at her, and punishes her by taking her laptop and cell phone away and the only time she gets allowed to use it is when he is around. He also set up cameras all over the place just so he can keep an eye on her at all times. She was enlisted and now she is in college getting her masters and soon she will be commissioning. I am enlisted as well. What can I do to protect her and her career that she has worked so hard for

2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Get her an attorney.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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Answered
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: She can file for a protection order which, if she prevails, will prevent him from contacting or harassing her. She can also file for divorce and then deal with any issues subsequent that actually arise appropriately.

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