Salaams. My wife has been to the jamatul ulama in South Africa. She asked for a divorce I khula. I did give her a slap because she was caught chatting to another man. I support her in everything. We are currently separated. We have 2 kids.
wa alaykum salam,
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham is praying for you InshaAllah.
Divorce is the most hated permitted action in Islam, and especially when children are involved, so seek sulh by prayers and patience.