What To Do If My Wife Threatens to Call 911?


I was asked the following question on the Law Guru website.

My wife and I are having problems. We are proposing a temp. separation. Things are getting heated, with demands and threats... ''If I don't do as she wishes or says'' she will call 911. I avoid her as much as possible, most of the threats are over the phone. We also have a 5yo child. I don't know what to do. Do I move out per her demands and face abandonment, do I call 911 first??

If your spouse commits or even threatens to commit an act of violence the police should be immediately summoned. When there has been an act of domestic violence and the police forced to respond, they have no discretion and will make an arrest.

In cases where each of the parties accuses the other of domestic violence, both parties could find themselves under arrest. The police will arrest both parties and let the court sort out the facts and determine who is the violent offender. When there is an arrest, an order of protection is issued.

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