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Domestic violence considerations in New Hampshire

Every family in New Hampshire is unique with varying circumstances that can impact their overall ability to function. In some cases, disagreements can erupt, sometimes resulting in accusations of domestic violence. As a result, both the victim and alleged perpetrator may require legal advice in order to ensure an appropriate legal response.

Following an alleged incident of domestic violence, a person making such an accusation can seek a restraining order through the court or local police department if the courts are closed. While such an order would prevent an accused person from contacting the person making the accusations, it does not prevent the accuser from making contact. In some cases, this can create confusion, potentially prompting the accused to unwittingly violate an order, prompting criminal charges.

If a restraining order is issued against you, it can have serious implications. It can create complications for potential job seekers who are required to undergo a background check. A restraining order can also potentially impact divorce proceedings and child custody.  

An experienced attorney can help people in New Hampshire with their domestic violence claims whether they are the victim or the person accused. There may be little action that can help after a final order has been issued. Therefore, seeking legal advice early in proceedings might be necessary to ensure that your interests are protected. The experienced attorneys at Clark Law Offices have the necessary experience to help guide you through the process and help you understand the potential implications of accusations of such violence.

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