A Trusted Domestic Violence Attorney
Serving West Bridgewater & Plymouth, MA
In an effort to minimize instances of violence within families, Massachusetts legislators have made domestic violence (DV) laws extremely strict. Right now, the police arrest someone on every DV call they receive. Although it is important to limit real domestic violence instances, the current legal scheme also causes real damage to normal, good families who happened to experience an escalated situation.
“Most of my clients are not hardened criminals or violent people. Most of them are good families, and although they may have had an argument and things may have gotten escalated, they usually don’t want to press charges or push for restraining orders. I defend my clients and their families against domestic violence charges.” ? Andrew H. P. Norton, Attorney at Law West Bridgewater and Plymouth County restraining order attorney Norton represents clients in both criminal law- and family law-related domestic violence matters. The law office of Andrew H. P. Norton represents clients from out of state, from West Bridgewater and Plymouth County, and throughout Massachusetts.
Domestic Violence in Criminal Law
The criminal law component is the most immediate consideration in domestic violence cases. With any kind of domestic violence charge, someone is going to jail. Andrew Norton represents clients who have been accused of domestic violence. He has the experience and knowledge to help you minimize the damage that these charges have on your life.
Domestic Violence in Family Law
The impact of a domestic violence conviction, or even a DV charge, will ripple through almost every aspect of your divorce negotiations, including:
• Child custody
• Child support
• Grandparents’ rights
• Child welfare
• Spousal support/alimony
A domestic violence conviction could cause the court to seriously limit or even deny your access to visit your own children.
Plymouth County and West Bridgewater Spousal Abuse Attorney • Andrew H. P. Norton
To talk with a lawyer about a criminal or family law domestic violence matter, call 508-427-5700 in West Bridgewater, or e-mail the firm.