Restraining Order Defense
During stressful events such as divorce or child custody disputes, emotions can run high. When spouses or partners are facing difficult determinations regarding property division, parenting, visitation, and alimony, some will stop at nothing to protect their own interests. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for one spouse to accuse the other of domestic violence to gain an advantage in the divorce proceedings.
We defend clients in restraining order or protection order hearings. Our goal is to investigate allegations of domestic violence and uncover the truth. We work to protect the freedom of those unjustly accused of domestic violence and other false charges commonly used in a high conflict divorce.
Is Someone Seeking a Restraining Order Against You?
A restraining order prohibits both parties from making any contact with one another, and it can be extremely disruptive. The order may require you to move out of your house. It could keep you from making essential arrangements for paying shared bills or meeting other shared responsibilities. It can interfere with your time with your children.
It is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A temporary restraining order can be issued very quickly and give you little time to defend yourself. If you don’t act quickly, that temporary protective order could be made permanent.
If you have been served with notice that a temporary restraining order is being sought against you, or if a temporary order has been granted and you need an experienced attorney at the hearing regarding a more permanent order, we can help.
Our attorneys will take immediate action to stop the advancement of the case. We will give you honest advice on how to proceed, represent you at the hearings, and seek to have any unjust order denied.
Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?
We can help you obtain a restraining order in cases of domestic violence. Although we do see people who seek restraining orders in order to gain advantage in legal battles, domestic violence is a real and very serious threat in divorce and family law disputes. If your safety is at risk, or if you are a victim to domestic violence, we can help. We will obtain a 209A restraining order or protection order in court.
We can help
Whether you seek to obtain a restraining order or defend yourself in restraining order or protection order hearings, our attorneys can help . We serve the Boston North Shore region with law offices in Beverly, Salem and Burlington, Massachusetts. We accepted credit cards and available for evening and weekend appointments.