It is illegal in the state of Connecticut (and in all other states) to abuse one’s spouse or children physically or sexually. There are also grounds for emotional abuse. Marriage does not entitle one party to hit, strike, beat, or otherwise physically harm the other party, nor does it entitle one party to sex. You are not required to have sex with your spouse. Marital rape is illegal in Connecticut and other states. Any and all of these factors can be grounds for a divorce and possible legal proceedings against the offending party.
If you or someone you know is being abused in their marriage or has children who are being abused in any way, contact an attorney and the police immediately. You may able to obtain a temporary restraining order against the offending spouse to prevent further abuse.
Susan B. Anthony 24hr Crisis Line: (860)482-7133 or www.sbaproject.org
Interval House for Battered Women: (860) 246-9149 or www.intervalhousect.org
Prudence Crandall Center for Women: (860) 225-6357
If you would like to consult with one of our experienced family law attorneys, please call us at 203-529-6949 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.