Restraining Order Attorney
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Domestic abuse is a frightening fact of life for many people, and is often a contributing cause to the breakdown of many marriages. Unfortunately, initiating a separation or divorce process may not be enough to stop the threat posed by your abusive spouse, and very often has the opposite effect – the abuse escalates.
In extreme cases, such as where a spouse has made threats of physical violence against you or threatened to kidnap your children, you may be well-advised to seek a restraining order through family court, or an order of protection from a criminal court after engaging the assistance of local law enforcement.
A restraining order obtained in family court requires a person to desist from actions that may cause harm to another person. Violation of a restraining order is a serious matter with potentially heavy penalties. Depending on the gravity of the violation, fines and/or incarceration may be imposed against the offender. Even if there is no arrest, a police record of timely notice of restraining order violations may serve as powerful evidence in a family court civil proceeding such as a divorce trial or custody hearing.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, or feel that you have been unfairly or frivolously served with a temporary restraining order and a scheduled hearing date is approaching, you may need legal advice on how best to protect your rights and remedies, as failure to prevail in such a situation may result in irreparable harm to yourself, your children, or if wrongfully accused, to your reputation.
If you are in an action involving domestic violence or a custody battle where the issue of domestic violence has been raised, and you live in Fairfield County (e.g., Danbury, Westport, Stamford, Bridgeport and surrounding cities), or New Haven County (e.g. Milford, New Haven, Waterbury and surrounding cities) Connecticut, contact “Super Lawyer” Carmina (Tessitore) Hirsch. Carmina is respected and recognized by clients and peers for her work in divorce and family law. Carmina knows what it takes to present compelling evidence to a judge to order a restraining order go into effect; she also knows what it takes to defend against a frivolous restraining order application. If Carmina agrees to take your case, you can rest assured that she will leave no stone unturned in her effort to represent your best interests. Contact her today.