Helping All Parties Involved With Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
At Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts, our attorneys work with victims and those accused to create fair and safe environments. We provide civil services, including:
- Obtaining and disputing restraining order petitions
- Gathering evidence for and against alleged domestic abuse and domestic assault
- Representing parties in cases of alleged child neglect and abuse
Our legal team has over 50 years of cumulative legal experience. We understand the legal system and your rights.
The Purpose Of Domestic Restraining Orders
A domestic relations restraining order (209A) is intended to protect a person from abuse from a spouse, former spouse, family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancée, fiancé or household member. Restraining orders are an effective means of providing protection, but they also are misused by individuals seeking revenge on a domestic partner. That is why we assist both individuals who seek a restraining order and those who are defending against one.
While the process of obtaining a restraining order is civil in nature, a violation of a restraining order is a criminal offense that carries up to two and a half years of jail time, a fine up to $5,000, or both.
The lawyers at Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., are ready to help you obtain a 209A or 258E restraining order, or to defend against a restraining order case someone has brought against you.
Work With Attorneys Who Care
If you are seeking to obtain or dispute a restraining order, arrange for an initial consultation today. Contact our Lowell office at 978-703-8517 or our Woburn office at 781-304-8864, or use our online contact form to provide our lawyer more information.
We represent clients in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Westford, Concord, Carlisle, Bedford and Nashua, New Hampshire.