Issues and allegations of domestic violence are often stressful and frightening. If you have been affected by domestic violence, you might not know what actions to take or where to turn. The Law Office of Merril S. Chin can help.
Located in Peabody, we offer family law services in Northeast Massachusetts. Our objective is to provide strong, sensible, and compassionate representation to help our clients achieve a fair resolution to their unique matters. To achieve this goal, we tailor our responses to our clients’ needs in civil domestic violence actions.
In some circumstances, the need for a restraining order is immediate to protect against physical violence. In these cases, we aggressively pursue restraining orders on our clients’ behalf. In other circumstances, individuals are victimized by false allegations, sometimes when a spouse seeks leverage in a divorce or child custody proceeding. In these cases, we zealously defend against restraining orders to protect our clients’ interests.
Depending on your situation, we support you while you undertake the legal issues that affect your personal life. We are responsive and offer creative solutions to family law and domestic violence issues. While we offer advice, the final decisions about a restraining order are always yours. Attorney Merril S. Chin’s experience as a former prosecutor has proved invaluable when representing and advising individuals obtaining and defending restraining orders.
Restraining orders can have significant consequences in a divorce proceeding. They can prevent contact between spouses or between a parent and children. If a restraining order is obtained, the individual against whom the order is issued may be barred from the family home and may have a difficult time continuing a relationship with their children.
Arrangements made during the divorce process can have a significant effect on the final decisions made in a divorce. A temporary lack of contact may become permanent. For this reason, it is critical to take restraining orders seriously and to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Clients often do not realize the serious impact a restraining order can have and may not initially recognize the complexity of the situation. We can speak with you and answer your questions so you can fully understand the legal implications of your options and choices.
When we take your case, we strive to achieve your goals while accommodating your needs. To do this, we offer concrete and sensible legal advice. We also return phone calls promptly and provide clients with copies of all documents and correspondence.