Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders

Domestic Violence Lawyers, Woburn MA & Nashua NH

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, can happen to anyone-adult women and men, children, teenagers, people who are mentally ill and physically disabled, and the elderly – regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender or economic status.

Domestic Violence Statistics in NH & MA

Recent data has shown that an estimated 33.4% of women and 24% of men in New Hampshire and 33% of women and 25% of men in Massachusetts have experienced a physical assault by a former or current intimate partner.  In order to prove abuse in a domestic violence petition or application for a restraining order, the person seeking such an order must essentially prove to the court that his/her partner committed certain acts as outlined in state laws and that the acts of domestic abuse were committed with the intent to cause fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property and that does in fact cause fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property.

Should I Get a Restraining Order?

Many times, victims of domestic violence are not aware of the requirements that must be met when a Court determines whether or not to grant a restraining order or domestic violence petition.  Having experienced and supportive legal counsel to assist you in preparing the domestic violence petition/restraining order application and to attend and advocate on your behalf at court hearings can make the difference in whether or not a domestic violence petition/restraining order is granted by the Court.

Although the above statistics may seem alarming, there are a number of cases where the person who has been served with a restraining order or domestic violence petition based on false allegations or was otherwise erroneously issued by the Court.  Having a domestic violence petition or restraining entered against you can have a severe impact on your home life, employment status and reputation.  If you are served with a restraining order or domestic violence petition based on false representations, or if such an order  is erroneously issued by a Court for some other reason, you should have competent, aggressive and experienced representation to help you challenge the restraining order or domestic violence petition.

With over twenty years of experience in family law, and having handled hundreds of cases involving domestic abuse, restraining orders or domestic violence orders, Attorney Barbra Black has the expertise and tenacity to strategically and zealously represent you in your domestic violence action.

Contact Our Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyers 
To discuss your domestic violence case in a confidential manner, contact our firm by calling 781-569-5840 in Massachusetts, 603-681-9126 in New Hampshire, or send us an e-mail. We are conveniently located in Woburn, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire, and are licensed to practice in both states.