I cannot tell you why another attorney would advise you in a particular way without knowing all of the facts. However, a court will usually not issue a domestic violence protective order several months after an incident of domestic violence has occured, because the threat is no longer “imminent.” I hope that you are safe at all times, however, if your husband threatens you or physically assaults you, then you should first, call the police, then file another complaint for a domestic violence protective order immediately.
Without knowing what kind of case you have, it would be hard for me to tell you how the complaint or his response to it would affect it. However, if you are trying to get alimony, your allegations of abuse may constitute fault on his part. If he is an abusive spouse, it could also affect the type of visitation a court may award him.
I hope this helps. Take care, and be safe!
Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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