Cruel Treatment and Emotional Abuse in Georgia
Cruel treatment and emotional abuse in Georgia are very serious issues. Mental abuse in a long-term relationship can have the same devastating effects as physical abuse. If you have been mentally or physically abused by your significant other, you must take steps to get to safety. Ultimately, those steps will likely lead to divorce.
Serious Representation for Serious Problems
At G. Cleveland Payne III P.C., we understand the serious impact cruel treatment can have on your quality of life. Most courts recognize emotional abuse as a form of domestic violence and have put protections in place. We will work to remove you from the dangerous situation in which you may be involved and explore every legal avenue to start you toward a safer and stable future.
Marietta Divorce Lawyers
Cruel treatment is grounds for divorce in Georgia and can have a serious impact on the equitable division of property. Cruel treatment can take numerous forms, including:
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Extreme control
- Name calling
- Threatening behavior
It is wise to seek the counsel of an attorney as soon as possible, so we can fight to get you into a safe environment through the use of protective orders. The worst possible scenario is that the emotional abuse turns physical and you suffer a severe, debilitating injury. We encourage anyone in this situation to seek help through law enforcement and the legal process.