Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
When it Comes to Domestic Violence, Legal Help is Crucial
Divorce can be a complex process for numerous reasons. However, when domestic violence is the root cause of the separation, it's paramount to seek legal aid at the earliest opportunity. Domestic violence incidents are rarely isolated events, often forming a pattern of physical and psychological abuse.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse in Rhode Island, you may qualify for a restraining or protective order. These documents can be given by either a district court or a family court and protect victims by levying potentially serious criminal charges against an abuser who violates the order.
At Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC, our distinguished team of Rhode Island divorce attorneys has assisted numerous clients with obtaining protective and restraining orders in order to help give them the security they need during difficult times. We understand that family law matters are often emotionally-charged and time-sensitive, which is why we work quickly with the court systems to get your requests granted and restore your security to the maximum legally allowable amount. We have been admitted into numerous distinguished law societies, including the Rhode Island Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and many more.
Call Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC today by dialing 401-300-4055 and let us review your case free of charge and start submitting your request for a protective order now!
In instances of domestic violence, you could be eligible to receive a protective order. Depending on the nature of your case, you could receive one of three types: an emergency order, a temporary order, or a final order. A skilled attorney can help you file for an order, and then work with you through your hearings in order to obtain a final and permanent solution.
You may be eligible to receive a domestic violence protective order if an abuser:
- Has caused you or attempted to cause you physical harm
- Places you in fear of immediate physical harm (including threatening you)
- Has caused you to have sexual relations against your will (under force, threat, or coercion)
- Stalks or is cyberstalking you
- Is tracking your whereabouts
Prompt Legal Action and Support
Once we're involved, we take swift action to secure your safety, collaborating with law enforcement when required. This may include facilitating the implementation of restraining orders, if necessary. As soon as immediate threats are mitigated, we proceed with the divorce or separation process, supporting you every step of the way until a settlement is reached.Regrettably, divorces involving domestic violence often become contentious. Navigating these situations requires a delicate balance of tenacity, empathy, and legal expertise. That's where Bilodeau Capalbo comes in.