Q: Hi! I am a married female in the Bronx who had a baby in August with my husband. Me and my husband have been married for a year and did not date previously. Clearly things moved too fast. Over the year, I have found out that he is schizoaffective and has a substance abuse problem. He is controlling and aggressive and I do not trust him. He is also not good with money. In October we got into an altercation in which I called the police and had him arrested. There is currently an order of protection. He still resides here. He drinks alcohol and hides the bottles and smoke marijuana daily. I want to get away before something happens. I am afraid that if I leave he will try to find me and hurt me or take my son. He does not take his medication for his mental health.
The order of protection expires in December and I am thinking of going to family court to obtain another one and adding the baby.
I have a secret email file of photos of me battered, the alcohol I find around the house, the order of protection, the police report, marijuana I found and etc. how can I get out of this marriage safely and get away from him for good
A: Sounds to me like its time to file for divorce. If you’re living in fear of him, then it’s not a healthy situation. Call a Bronx Divorce attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.