Rhode Island Domestic Violence Lawyer
Defense Against Domestic Assault in Providence
Being in close proximity with your spouse, partner, or individual who is abusing you can be very scary. At McIntyre Tate LLP, we understand the impact domestic violence can have on you, your family, and your future. We can provide you with the protection and support you need at every stage, whether you are the victim of abuse or have been accused.
- A few common examples of the types of domestic violence our firm represents include:
- Physical violence and abuse
- Mental, verbal, and emotional abuse
- Stalking and harassment
- Threats or intimidation
- Child abuse or endangerment
Restraining Orders, Divorce, & Custody for Victims
If you are the victim of domestic violence there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from future abuse. For example, you can work with a Rhode Island attorney to obtain a restraining order, which is sometimes known as a protective order. If your abuser violates the restraining order, he or she can be brought up on criminal charges.
Additionally, if your children are involved, it may be possible to obtain temporary custody and limit visitation for the abusive parent. Our Rhode Island domestic violence attorneys are skilled at all types of family law matters and can guide you through custody and visitation as part of a divorce or as a separate action.
The process of domestic violence
The first step of filing for a domestic violence charge starts with either an arrest or a protective order being requested. After the accused his been arrested, an arrangement or court date must be made. It is important to consult with a lawyer at any point during this process to determine the best course of action for either defense or accusation of domestic violence.
When you consult with our attorney, it is important to provide any and all pieces of evidence that will help your negotiations become more favorable. This may include issues such as a violent criminal history, threats made, false accusations, history of drug abuse, or mental health problems.
Once your trial has commenced, your wait time may take anywhere from several days to weeks. The length will largely depend on factors such as extensive evidence and testimony.
Spousal Abuse Accusations in Rhode Island
Courts, prosecutors, and law enforcement take domestic violence accusation very seriously in Rhode Island, and so does our firm. If you have been accused of domestic assault, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. These types of accusations can have an effect on your custody, visitation, or divorce case. If a restraining order is placed against you, it could limit your ability to go home and see your family.
Our Rhode Island domestic abuse attorneys take a team approach to protect your rights throughout the legal process. With more than 150 years of combined experience handling spousal abuse issues in the area of family law, we have the knowledge and resources to support you throughout every stage of your case in family court.
Contact our office at (401) 351-7700 to make an appointment. A member of our legal team will assess your situation, and we can work directly with you to find a swift resolution to your case.