Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: My husband is keeping our son from me. He kicked me out. I'm worried. He is an addict and criminal with records of both.

My husband and I are looking to get divorced. I am being told that I am kicked out of the house I have been in with him for 8 years now and that he is not allowing me to take our son. My husband is a very bad person who has been in trouble with the law his entire life. He is an addict meth. He has been violent for years nearly killing me and he is doing a great job of making people think of me as doing things that I have never done before and that I'm an addict and violent. He is literally just putting his story and past and his troubles on my name. I'm scared for my son and myself and I can't let him do what he is doing . He is dangerous to himself and to everyone else. He has nearly killed me twice with his bare hands. He has sexually abused me as well as emotionally and mentally and I have no place to go to and he knows this. He is being calculated and he said that himself. He is going to try to get to court and claim I am all of the above. I'm scared. I have to get my son.

4 Lawyer Answers
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I am so sorry to hear about your struggle, and luckily the pathway has an easy first step. Rather than a Criminal Defense lawyer you need to make an appointment with a qualified Family Lawyer to start the separation/divorce process. There are tools in that process to specifically address the issues you are facing and they will provide you with protection and support as you go through a traumatic period in your life.

Regardless, if you are a victim of crime please contact law enforcement. They will be able to work wioth your lawyer to ensure you get the protections and resources you need.

Michael D. Birchmore agrees with this answer

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Mr. Schiffer's response was spot on! I agree.

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

A: I agree with my colleague. You need to immediately consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action for the divorce. And if you are a victim of crimes you should report it to the police.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Several pathways exist to address the dangerous situation you are facing. I advise you to contact a combination of the following.

First go to a qualified family lawyer to discuss the total issue. They will assist with strategy and planning.

Next you will need to involve a Guardian Ad Litem or DFCS if the child is in danger.

Lastly you will need to involve law enforcement if you are the victim of a crime or your child is.

All these paths include risks to your legal best interest and you DESERVE a lawyers guidance to ensure you get the best results. Choose someone very local as well.

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