Restraining Orders in Rhode Island
Get a Rhode Island Family Law on Your Side
Are you fearful for your own safety or the safety of your family due to
another party’s threatening, stalking, or abusive actions? Has your
spouse or romantic partner abused or threatened to harm you? If so, you
may be able to seek a restraining order from the courts against your abuser.
Known formally as an order of protection, these orders can be issued in
instances of domestic violence, harassment, or stalking to legally protect
a person from contact or visitation from their abuser.
At the Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan, our Rhode Island family attorneys
can provide the compassionate and steadfast legal assistance you need
to pursue a restraining order or protect yourself against one. Backed
by nearly 40 years of dedicated legal experience and an AV® Rating
by Martindale-Hubbell®, we have what it takes to ensure your safety
and best interests are guarded during this difficult time.
Dial (888) 735-5076 today to discuss your legal needs in full detail.
What Can a Protective Order Do?
An order of protection can be used to protect a person who feels legitimately
threatened by the actions of another person. These orders can be used
to limit a person’s personal conduct, prevent them from contacting
the protected party in all forms, require them to maintain a certain distance
away from the protected party for a specified period of time, or even
prevent them from purchasing a firearm. While not always 100 percent effective,
a restraining order can notify law enforcement and the courts of your
situation. In the event that a person should violate the terms of a restraining
order against them, they can face misdemeanor or felony charges, jail
time, and expensive fines.
Our attorneys can guide you through all steps of seeking a restraining
- Filling out and filing the necessary forms
- Scheduling a judge review
- Serving the order to your abuser
- Preparing for your temporary order hearing
It is important to remember that domestic violence is not solely restricted
to kicking and punching one’s romantic partner. Abuse that can warrant
a restraining order can be physical, emotional, verbal, nonverbal, financial,
or even spiritual. Our attorneys can review your situation and advise
you on the most appropriate course of action to pursue.
Let Us Ensure Your Safety
Choosing an attorney you can trust is a vital step in any legal matter.
In choosing a Rhode Island family lawyer from the Law Office of Patricia
A. Sullivan, you are choosing a team with a strong reputation and one
who is dedicated to providing the highest quality service you need. With
so much at stake, this is not the time for missed details. Let us guide
you through the legal process every step of the way to ensure no factor
is overlooked in your case.
Schedule your no-cost, no obligation case review
today to get started.