Massachusetts Orders of Protection Lawyers
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognizes the seriousness of domestic violence and provides the victims of domestic violence a way to protect themselves. The attorneys at Massachusetts Family Law Group help victims of domestic violence obtain abuse protection orders, also known as restraining orders or 209A orders. Because the law covering domestic abuse can be, and often is, wrongly used as a weapon in child custody cases, we also defend people charged with domestic abuse.
Do Not Represent Yourself in Domestic Abuse Matters — The Stakes Are Too High
Our attorneys know that domestic violence or false charges of abuse do not discriminate between the rich and poor, the professional and the hourly worker, or men and women. A charge of domestic violence and being the victim of abuse can turn your life upside down, affecting your ability to be with your children, your freedom and your safety. Dealing with domestic abuse is not the time to be experimenting with self-representation. Call our Eastern Massachusetts law firm at (800) 763-1030 to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn how we can help you with any matter involving a restraining order.
Act Immediately if Your Children Are in Danger
If you or one of your children was abused by your ex or his or her new boyfriend or girlfriend, it is critical to obtain a restraining order against that person as soon as possible. Our lawyers can help you do this.
If you are on the receiving end of a restraining order during a divorce proceeding, it is important to have an experienced advocate to preserve your reputation and protect your rights. Our lawyers build compelling arguments connecting the allegations of abuse with the break-up of a marriage or other relationship. Judges know that spouses, ex-spouses and battling parents believe that seeking a restraining order will give them the upper hand. They know that some parents seek to alienate children from the other parent in an effort to hurt the other person and retaliate against perceived wrongdoing.
Exaggerations Should Not Be the Basis for Domestic Abuse Charges
Sometimes allegations of abuse are not false, but simply exaggerated. Was the other parent five minutes late to pick up the child? Did the other parent leave older children with a reliable babysitter for a weekend? Courts seldom see such events as proof of abuse. Our lawyers make sure that charges such as these do not ruin our clients' lives and relationships with their children.
We Approach Every Case as if We Are Going to Trial
From the moment we start a new case, our attorneys prepare as if it will proceed to trial. Even in those instances where we believe (confidentially) that the parties won't go that far, we still prepare to go all the way. our experience shows that when cases are litigated vigorously up to trial, the parties are more willing to be reasonable.
For more information about obtaining an order of protection or seeking to have a restraining order vacated, call us at (800) 763-1030. Or, send an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a Boston restraining order lawyer. We represent clients throughout the Eastern Massachusetts counties of Essex, Suffolk, Middlesex and Norfolk.