Bremen, GA asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: Is telling a spouse to kill themselves family violence

My wife and I have had a very hard year her being physically abusive and emotionally so and I’ve been recorded telling her to kill herself. Just wondering if I should worry

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Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It would be difficult to convict you of a "crime" per se, but it is still bad evidence if something goes awry. The better option is to either work on the relationship with therapy and efforts or consult with a family lawyer to plan a divorce/separation. DO NOT get trapped by getting egged on time and time again. You also may want to make a proactive effort to address the underlying anger issue (if there is one, and your partner is going to allege one regardless) by taking an anger management class or beginning therapy, as that will mitigate your unfortunate outburst.

best of luck. Just finished my divorce this year and it was a tremendous gift.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. It’s not necessarily a crime, but it’s also not a good thing to do. If things are this bad in the home it may be time to consult with an attorney regarding a divorce.

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