Sometimes divorcing couples get a little angry. Bitter. Outraged even. But don't take matters into your own hands. When all amicable avenues have been pursued, it becomes absolutely necessary to protect your personal, physical and economic assets. Dissolution with dignity will prove invaluable as couples move on to even more difficult matters like property division, custody, support and visitation.
If a resolution or divorce settlement cannot be reached through mature, mediated negotiation and compromise, you owe it to yourself to take the necessary steps to protect you and your children from potential violence. Such is seemingly the case for a Columbus, Ohio, couple whose divorce has become violent.
While visiting her family, a woman reported that her husband shot out the windows of her sports utility vehicle when he stopped to visit their children. Police confirmed the accounts by the display of shattered glass in the street and inside the woman's vehicle. According the police report, the children were in the front yard at the time of the shooting.
Apparently, the woman was driving away when her soon-to-be-ex-husband shot out her back window with a revolver. Witnesses told police that after he fired the initial shot, he followed her in this pickup truck and shot out the remaining windows. They also reported that he fired two more rounds into the air as he was driving away.
The couple still shares a home, but the divorce has obviously become too dangerous to pursue without legal and physical protection.
At the time of the news report, no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting.
Source: whiotv.com, "Woman says husband shot out SUV's windows," May 28, 2012