After years of marriage to an abusive, narcissistic husband, you have finally decided to leave. You have had enough of his selfish and demeaning behavior, not to mention the emotional and physical abuse he puts you through. Divorce is difficult enough, but when it involves a narcissist, it can become downright excruciating. However, with preparation and planning, you can protect yourself during your divorce.
How to Keep Yourself and Your Children Safe
If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your children once you bring up the subject of divorce, you may wish to take one or both of the following steps:
- Move out of the house. If you are concerned that your husband might retaliate with physical violence, moving out of the home you share in the Presidio Heights neighborhood in San Francisco before the divorce proceedings begin could be a good option. Although doing so requires careful preparation and expert timing, it offers protection for you and your children.
- Obtain a domestic violence restraining order. Some narcissistic husbands use physical violence as a way of controlling their wives. After they beat them down with their words, they often resort to hurting them with their hands. A domestic violence restraining order may prevent your husband from retaliating against you when you begin the divorce proceedings. Even if domestic violence is not something you experience regularly, you should obtain a restraining order to help protect yourself if your husband does become physical with you or your children. Visit your local police department to speak with an officer about obtaining the order.
Are you ready to take the next step? At the Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan, our San Francisco legal team stands up for women who are at their wits’ end and need help getting out of a bad situation. Compassionate and experienced, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your specific situation. To get started, contact us today using our live chat or online contact form.