Child Abuse as Grounds for Divorce

While many spouses seek divorce as a way to distance themselves from their partner, there are certain instances when divorce is not only helpful to both the adult and any children from the marriage, but is also necessary. Child abuse, sadly, is something that happens far too often and affects many innocent children. In such a situation, the non-abusive parent may be uncertain what legal protections are available to them, but divorce is one way to provide an escape for both the adult and the children.

Types of Child Abuse

Sadly, child abuse can take on many forms, all of which can have serious effects on a child. Typically, this type of abuse manifests in the following forms:

  • Verbal / Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Physical
  • Psychological

Any of these forms of child abuse can leave lasting scars on a child, even if those scars are not actually visible. Although other help and treatment for the repercussions of the abuse should often be sought, divorce is a good start to distancing one’s self from an abusive partner.

Contact a Divorce Attorney in the Woodlands

If you or someone you know has a child that has suffered (or is suffering) from any form of child abuse as a result of your spouse, call (832) 534-2589 today. Our lawyers at the BB Law Group PLLC can get you and your children the help and protection you need, not to mention provide an escape from this terrible situation.

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