By Marissa Donovan

Hilary Duff’s ex husband and co-parent Mike Comire has been dropped from his rape charges. Back in February, the retired NHL player was under investigation for alleged sexual battery by The Los Angeles Police Department. According to UsMagazine.com, his accuser claimed the sex was consensual, until Comire engaged in an act the woman did not consent to. Duff has not commented about the case, but remains close with Comire.

In this celebrity news, Hilary Duff’s ex isn’t up against nasty charges anymore. What are some ways to deal with your partner getting in trouble with the law?

Cupid’s Advice:

Like Duff, you may find yourself caught in the middle of your partner’s allegations. Consider this relationship advice when your partner is in trouble with the law:

1. Listen to your partner’s perspective: Your partner obviously has something to say about his current circumstances. Listen to what he has to say. You are allowed to agree or disagree with his statements, but it is valuable to hear his side of the story.

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2. Explain to your family: Do not leave close family members in the dark! Let them know what is happening and what procedures you need to take as a family. If you need a babysitter for a court date, let them know. Having extra hands during a time of trouble is necessary.

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3. Be patient: Investigations take time, which can cause anxiety for how this case might impact your future. It is important to be patient and wait for evidence to evaluate the incident. You can decide whether you want to be supportive or leave once the case has been assessed.

How would you deal with your partner’s problems with the law? Leave your thoughts in the comments!