Protecting Families Facing Domestic Violence

Whether abuse is physical, emotional or financial, domestic violence can cause those who are affected to suffer deep wounds and scars that last a lifetime.

If you, or a member of your family, are subjected to abuse by a spouse, domestic partner or significant other, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself and those you love.

We Can Help You Obtain A Restraining Order

At Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC, we provide legal help to clients who are negatively affected by violence — or threats of violence — in their lives. One way we do this is by seeking restraining orders on their behalf.

Restraining orders can prohibit abusers from contacting their victims in various ways, either temporarily or over a long term. Although a restraining order is not a guarantee of safety, it places an important legal hurdle in the abuser's path, which he or she ignores at risk of arrest and penalties.

A restraining order, also known as an order for protection, can prevent an abuser from contacting a victim by:

  • Telephone, email, texting, written message or other means
  • Entering or waiting outside the victim's home or residence (even if the abuser also lives there)
  • Entering the victim's workplace or school
  • Making threats or following the victim during his or her daily activities
  • Using the victim's bank accounts or selling the victim's property

Is It Difficult To Obtain A Restraining Order?

It can be due to the prevalence of false abuse claims, family law judges are increasingly cautious in granting requests for restraining orders, particularly for permanent restraining orders. While the paperwork for requesting a restraining order may seem simple on its face, it is easy to make mistakes. Working with an attorney at our firm can greatly improve the chances that your request for protection will be approved.

You Are Not Alone — Contact Our Lawyers For Help

We help clients distance themselves from former loved ones through divorce, legal separation, dissolution of civil unions and other means. As parents, we understand that to make a good decision for oneself and one's family, an individual must have the luxury of mental and emotional clarity, which is impossible to attain when under the threat of violence.

We counsel clients — explaining their legal options and guiding them through the difficult decision-making process. For more information about our legal services, contact our Nashua or Woburn office at 866-211-5601 or contact us online.

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