West Bridgewater Restraining Order Lawyers
Have you been slapped with a restraining order as part of a divorce proceeding? Are you worried you will be denied access to your children? West Bridgewater restraining order attorney Andrew H.P. Norton will help you fight against an abuse prevention order and restore your rights and reputation. There are several grounds for challenging a restraining order or temporary order of protection. Often these orders are an overreaction to a domestic argument or a retaliation by the other party for some perceived transgression. Nonetheless, they should be taken very seriously and you should get prompt, aggressive representation by a qualified attorney.
West Bridgewater restraining order lawyer Andrew H.P. Norton has practiced both criminal defense and family law for more than 20 years. Our practice defends clients in Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Cape Cod, and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Divorce, Custody and the Role of Restraining Orders
The courts realize that spousal abuse, threats, and other domestic violence are often associated with the break-up of marriages and relationships. However, courts have also gotten wise to the fact that estranged spouses, ex-spouses, and feuding parents may file trumped-up restraining orders to gain leverage in child custody, visitation or divorce proceedings. Family courts, in particular, are better at ferreting out the restraining order cases that lack merit. However, you cannot count on the prosecutors or judges to see through the false accusations against you. If the restraining order is approved or upheld on appeal, you can be removed from your own home or be denied or restricted in visitation with your own children!
Violation of Restraining Orders
Sometimes the other party will go so far as to get the protection order and then claim a few days later that you violated the restraining order, a serious criminal offense. We provide a rigorous defense against any charges of violating a protection order, including challenging the grounds for the original order.
Consult With a Plymouth County Abuse Prevention Order Lawyer Today
Contact West Bridgewater restraining order attorney Andrew H.P. Norton to protect your rights and maintain your right to see your children. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and form a strategy for your defense. Call us today at 508-427-5700 in West Bridgewater.