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Married 3 years asking about waiting 2 years divorce

Hey I'm married to a Swiss guy for 3 years lately he started to be violence to me the police was in our apartment 2 times first time 2 months ago he broke my phone in front of the police and last night he punched me 10 times not so hard the police came because I was screaming and they told me that for 14 days he is not allowed to be near me . Now my question is if he doesn't agree for divorce Do I have to wait 2 years ? And if he wants divorce and I don't want does he need to wait 2 years ? I live here for 3 years and I have permit b I have here already many friends and I don't feel like leaving this country . Please tell me if during the time of the 2 years waiting somebody can take my permit b ?
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Hi there! I am sorry if I am presuming too much, but I will take it that you are female.

I advise you to consult with the Frauenhaus. They provide support - psychological, legal and even housing if you need to escape - to women in need.

http://www.frauenhaus-schweiz.ch

Their site has tons of different languages, in case German is not your mother tongue.

If you are not female, I hope someone can direct you to a similar association that might help men in similar need (I am sorry, I don't know any).
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Re: Married 3 years asking about waiting 2 years for divorce

There is no need to wait 2 years as far as I know, but you do risk losing your permit if you divorce.

https://www.ch.ch/en/right-to-reside...th-or-divorce/

https://www.ch.ch/en/divorce/
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Re: Married 3 years asking about waiting 2 years divorce

Normally you would have to wait for 2 years unless you both agree. However, if there is documented physical or mental abuse this can be waived.
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Hi there! I am sorry if I am presuming too much, but I will take it that you are female.

I advise you to consult with the Frauenhaus. They provide support - psychological, legal and even housing if you need to escape - to women in need.

http://www.frauenhaus-schweiz.ch

Their site has tons of different languages, in case German is not your mother tongue.

If you are not female, I hope someone can direct you to a similar association that might help men in similar need (I am sorry, I don't know any).
Mannebuero is the equivalent for men, although it doesn't have the same sort of "get out quick and hide" mechanisms set up as the Frauenhaus.
As Helm said, contact whichever organisation caters to your gender and they will be able to give you firm assurance on the matter. I would contact them anyway depending on how you left things with your husband/wife. The only choice is to leave, as he/she will not change, if anything, he/she will get worse (based on my thankfully fairly small sample of observed domestic violence).
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Hey I'm married to a Swiss guy for 3 years lately he started to be violence to me the police was in our apartment 2 times first time 2 months ago he broke my phone in front of the police and last night he punched me 10 times not so hard the police came because I was screaming and they told me that for 14 days he is not allowed to be near me . Now my question is if he doesn't agree for divorce Do I have to wait 2 years ? And if he wants divorce and I don't want does he need to wait 2 years ? I live here for 3 years and I have permit b I have here already many friends and I don't feel like leaving this country . Please tell me if during the time of the 2 years waiting somebody can take my permit b ?
Firstly, I am really sorry about your predicament. You do not say where you are from? I can recommend a local lawyer who may be able to help you (they do not come cheap , mind!).

Hans-Martin Allemann, in Zollikon, specializes in Swiss and UK-related divorce matters, including mediation, in English or Swiss/German - so he may be able to assist you..

hm@allemann-rechtsanwalt.ch

Best of luck and stay strong, you should not have to tolerate such behaviour and help is available.

Best of luck !
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