During our divorce my wife has been damaging my personal property. The most recent incident involved her purposefully denting my car and scratching vulgar words on the vehicle.
How can I stop her? How can I protect my personal property from her even though we are still legally married?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
You may be able to find reprieve through the criminal justice system. Although I am unable to give you any information regarding whether your is wife criminally liable, you may be able to bring what is known as a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order – or similar order depending on your jurisdiction – against your wife.
A PFA is available to a person who has been abused by a family member. In order to obtain a PFA, the abuse does not have to be physical, as putting someone in reasonable fear of bodily injury or stalking would qualify.
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A PFA can last up to three years. It places restrictions or responsibilities on part of the “abuser.”
As such, an abuser may have to pay a plaintiff’s reasonable damages or expenses incurred through the abuse, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, moving expenses, etc.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.