Does Your Divorce Involve Domestic Violence? Call Us.

It is not uncommon for the level of frustration in a divorce to rise to the level of domestic assault and abuse. Problems that have been festering for years and months often come out in very negative ways that impact the entire family, adults and children. It’s not an excuse. It’s a criminal offense.

If you have suffered spousal abuse or battery, get the professional and legal help you need to put a stop to it. The attorneys at our law firm have more than five decades of experience representing clients who have suffered injuries and abuse at the hands of their ex-spouse. We can help you get the legal protections you need in the form of a restraining order or orders of protection, and financial protection.

"Violating a restraining order is a serious offense, particularly when so much is at stake during a divorce. If you have suffered domestic violence or threats at the hands of your ex-spouse, don’t just hope the problem will go away on its own. It generally won’t. We can help you seek the legal protection you need." Attorney Beverly Krieger

You do not have to be in a marital relationship to apply for an order of protection. You may seek orders protecting you from a former spouse, a family or household member, or a person with whom you have been in a dating relationship. There are numerous types of protection you are entitled to seek, including:

  • Protective Order: A civil order for victims of domestic violence who have suffered injury or fear as a result of physical assault, threat or stalking.
  • No Contact Order: Victims may apply for this order after criminal charges have been filed for misdemeanor or felony domestic assault.
  • Restraining Order: Most common type of protection order in cases of divorce and child custody disputes. A restraining order can include prohibiting the abuser from imposing any restraint upon the victim; prohibit threatening, harassing, stalking, assaulting, molesting or attacking; prohibit the abuser from entering the family dwelling, the victim’s dwelling, or wherever the victim resides; refrain from having contact, refrain from coming within a certain distance of individuals listed on the order, typically spouses, children and family members; and prohibit entering the victim’s place of employment.
  • The penalties for violation of a restraining order are very serious and can include criminal charges.
  • Anti-Harassment Order: A court order to protect you from being annoyed, stalked or harassed.
  • Orders may be issued by the court on an emergency, same day basis.

We have experience in almost all matters relating to divorce, child protection and custody laws in Connecticut family law courts. From our offices in Norwalk, Connecticut, our lawyers represent divorcing clients involved in domestic violence in communities throughout Fairfield County. Call us or contact us by e-mail for a complimentary initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney.

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