It is nothing short of tragic when one of the spouses in a marriage has to suffer the pain and anguish of abuse. It is especially tragic when children are involved.
The tragic nature of an abusive relationship is only increased when victims allow themselves and their children to stay in the abusive situation. Although the situation is frightening for victims, and it takes a great deal of courage to seek legal help to get out of it, the best thing you can do for you and for your children is to get the help you need as quickly as possible.
With smart legal decisions, you can get the protection you need in the immediate short term and in the long-term.
If you are in immediate danger, call the police immediately. Do not risk it; there is too much at stake.
Assuming you are not in immediate danger, the first thing you should do if you have been victimized by an abusive spouse is to call a lawyer right away. A quality attorney will look into a restraining order or other legal options that can provide you solid protection from the law against continued abuse.
Protection for the Rest of Your Life
The only way to ensure your freedom from continued spousal abuse is through divorce. Cruel treatment is rounds for divorce in Georgia. In addition to the immediate protection that the law can provide you, this cruelty can be grounds for divorce so you can be free from the abuse for the rest of your life.
Do not take your situation lightly or let fear rule your decisions. Do what you need to do to get out of the abusive situation as soon as possible.