When an individual is considering ending a marriage, he or she may feel apprehensive about broaching the subject. If a spouse has violent tendencies or other issues, this anxious feeling may be warranted. Of course, such problems may also be the reason that the person wishes to file for divorce in the first place. Unfortunately, bringing up the topic may not always go as hoped.
New York residents may be interested in one out-of-state couple's difficult situation that resulted after a woman told her husband she wanted a divorce. Reports stated that the man had mental health issues, and after learning that his wife wanted to end the marriage, he apparently became angry about the situation. Because he did not want the divorce, he took drastic measures and burned down the couple's home.
The woman stated that the man had frightened her, and she had gone to stay with family. As a result, she was not home at the time of the incident. The home was completely lost in the fire, and the man was taken into custody and charged with arson. Additionally, a restraining order was put in place in order to keep the man from coming within 1,000 feet of the woman.
Situations in which a person may fear his or her spouse can be difficult to handle. In some instances, as this case shows, that fear may be warranted, and protective orders may prove necessary. If New York residents are facing such concerns when considering divorce, they may wish to speak with knowledgeable attorneys to determine their best options for approaching their cases and remaining safe while working to dissolve their marriages.
Source: thenewstribune.com, "Angry that she asked for a divorce, he burned their house down, police say", Stacia Glenn, Aug. 17, 2017