Unfortunately, deciding to end a relationship or a marriage can come with a unique set of problems if both parties are not able to agree on whether or not they will continue communicating or being around one another. Spice Girl singer, Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B, has been awarded a restraining order against her estranged husband.
According to her claims, he emotionally and physically abused her for years. She filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte in March after being married for a decade. The judge in the protective order case granted the request for a restraining order that requires Belafonte to stay away from their daughter, Madison, as well as Melanie’s two other daughters from previous relationships. She alleges that as far back as the 2007 Dancing with the Stars finale, her husband choked her and slammed her down on the hardwood floor. She also detailed two previous incidents in 2012 in which the estranged husband allegedly beat her. Having an experienced attorney to help you if there are allegations of abuse may be very important for your legal claim.
When there are issues of domestic violence involved, this can make things much more complicated for both parties. If there are children in the relationship, getting help from a lawyer can allow you to clarify what you need to do to protect them and how to get the legal support you need to keep the other person away from you. These are sensitive and complex issues that should only be handled by an experienced family law attorney.
It is not easy to find yourself in the position of filing for divorce and figuring out your next steps but the stakes are much higher when you believe that you have been subjected to abuse. Consulting with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible is strongly recommended. The attorneys at Davis & Mendelson are available at 866-560-9512 or you may contact them via their online contact form to get started on your case today,
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