While divorce is rarely a pleasant process for many Illinois couples, there are times when excessive emotional trauma, jealousy and anger can lead to dangerous situations. In these incidents where domestic violence occurs, it can sometimes be too late for intervention. People who feel that their wellbeing is at risk because of the actions of their former partner, may be eligible to receive protective status from their local authorities.
In a recent case out of Arapahoe County in Colorado, authorities responded to the scene of a domestic incident where they found an injured woman and a deceased man. Both victims had been shot. Upon gathering evidence from the scene, investigators determined the identity of the suspect and began searching for him. Eventually, they found him and as they closed in on his location, he shot himself and died.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect was the husband of the woman who was injured in the shooting. Four days previous to the shootings, the woman had filed for divorce. Authorities deemed the situation a rage-fueled domestic situation.
If people are working toward getting a divorce, but are worried about the consequences of their decision, they may benefit from the help of an attorney. A legal professional can help guide the process and help people toward finding a viable solution that will provide benefits without compromising their future. With an attorney, people may be more efficient at reaching decisions and making worthwhile agreements with their former spouse.
Source: The Denver Post, “One man killed, woman injured in shooting; suspect takes his own life, Arapahoe sheriff says,” Kirk Mitchell, Aug. 2, 2018