Understanding Restraining Orders and Domestic Relations Protective Orders

Issues and allegations of domestic violence are often stressful and frightening. If you have been affected by domestic violence, you might not know what actions to take or where to turn. The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, can help.

Located in Peabody, we offer family law services in Northeast Massachusetts. Our objective is to provide strong, sensible and compassionate representation that helps our clients achieve fair resolution to their unique matters. To achieve this goal, we tailor our responses to our clients' needs in civil domestic violence actions.

In some circumstances, the need for a restraining order is immediate to protect against physical violence. In these cases, we aggressively pursue restraining orders on our clients' behalf. In other circumstances, individuals are victimized by false allegations, sometimes because a spouse seeks leverage in a divorce or child custody proceeding. In these cases, we defend against restraining orders to protect our clients' interests.

Depending on your own situation, we support you while you undertake the legal issues that affect your personal life. We are responsive and offer creative solutions to family law and domestic violence issues. While we offer advice, the final decisions about a restraining order are always yours.

Restraining Orders and the Divorce Process

Restraining orders can have great consequences in a divorce proceeding. They can prevent contact between spouses or between a parent and children. If a restraining order is obtained, the individual against whom the order is issued may be barred from the family home and may have a difficult time continuing a relationship with the children involved.

Further, arrangements made during the divorce process can have a significant effect on the final decisions made in a divorce. A temporary lack of contact can turn into a more permanent one. For this reason, it is critical to take restraining orders seriously and to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible.

Our clients often do not realize the serious impact a restraining order can have and may not initially recognize the complexity of the situation. We can speak with you and answer your questions so that you can fully understand the legal implications of your options and choices.

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When we take your case, we strive to achieve your goals while accommodating your needs. To do this, we offer concrete and sensible legal advice. We also return phone calls promptly and provide clients with copies of all documents and correspondence.

To speak with a lawyer at The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, please call us at 978-767-4701 or contact us online. Consultations are confidential and all major credit cards are accepted.