My husband became violent and although he didn't hit me, he threw things at me and broke stuff while our children were present. He's been violent before but he's been getting out of hand lately with breaking things. I didn't want to do it but there was no way I could return home without some type of intervention.
In two weeks we'll have another hearing and it will determine whether the order gets extended or not. I really don't want him to have a criminal record and I feel terribly guilty for filing the protective order in the first place but I just can't take it any longer and neither can the children.
Does anyone know what happens at the type of hearing coming up? I have a pro bono attorney but she hasn't returned the call I placed to her. It isn't my intention to keep him from the children or cause him harm, but he has to stop having these violent screaming/smashing tantrums. The children are afraid of him and they really don't want him to return but I keep telling them that their dad loves them.