Steps to Take within 24 Hours after Your Ex-Spouse Does Something Shockingly InappropriateOctober 19, 2017 | Category: Divorce
Perhaps your Ex posted intimate pictures of you on FaceBook, stalked you and a date at a restaurant, or spread bizarre rumors about you to your family. Take these immediate steps after your spouse crosses the line:
- Don’t Panic or React Emotionally.
Whether your ex sent a threatening email after seeing you on a date, or a close review of last month’s bank statements suggests that someone has been making fishy transactions, resist the urge to lash out. Instead:
- Contact a Qualified Minnesota Family Law Attorney for Help.
He or she can help you react intelligently to the issue at hand.
However, if you’re in danger—for instance, if your ex-spouse physically attacked you or threatened harm—go straight to the police. In such an instance, your attorney can help you later, once you’re out of harm’s way, by filing a personal order of protection (PPO).
- Save All Evidence.
If your ex-spouse sent a threatening email, save a copy of that email. If your bank accounts look funny, print out a copy of the statement. If he or she hurt you physically, take pictures of your injuries. This evidence can help your attorney take action through the appropriate legal channels.
- Think of an Emergency Safety Plan.
If you fear for your safety or the safety of your children, take a proactive approach. Move your children to a safe place and contact the police to file a report of the incident. While police reports are not admissible in a court of law, they can provide valuable information to your attorney.
The health and safety of your family is paramount. If an ex-spouse is showing dangerous or inappropriate conduct during your divorce, follow these steps, and contact your attorney.
Call for a free consultation if you're being harassed by your Ex: 763-323-6555.