Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy
If you are in immediate and present danger of abuse go immediately to the Clerk’s Office at the courthouse nearest to you and file a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. If courts are closed call the police and they will help you. (During the Covid-19 shutdown courts should be open for these types of emergencies during their usual business hours Monday – Friday)
Some critical online resources we recommend can also be found on the Court website:
N.H. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Crisis Centers / Safe Places Near You
Once you are in a safe place here is how we can help you at Bailinson Law PLLC:
Get civil protection/restraining orders in place.
If you have not obtained an emergency order (Domestic Violence Temporary Order of Protection) we can help you file for that. If you have a Temporary Order we can help you prepare for the trial to convert that into a Domestic Violence Final Order of Protection (lasts one year and request for extensions can be filed in court) Each case is different some of the relief we can ask for is prohibiting the abuser from making any contact with you, your family and household members, coming within a certain distance of you (often 300 feet), or possessing firearms. In certain instances, the court will require that the abuser move out. Temporary Orders may award you exclusive custody. If so, this will be revisited at the Final Hearing.
File for divorce.
If the abuser is your spouse, we can assist you through every step the divorce process, including your right to primary or shared parenting time, child support, spousal support (alimony) and receiving your share of marital property, such as retirement accounts, home equity and personal property.
We will advocate for YOUR interests and deal with the abuser and/or their lawyer.
We will be your zealous advocate in and out of court, help you prepare and file all of the required documents, (Petitions, Financial Affidavit, Proposed Property and Support Orders) In many cases we deal with the opposing side throughout the legal process so you do not have to.
Attorney Bailinson and his staff have been providing compassionate representation to protect victims and their families from abusers for over twenty-five years.
For a complete detailed understanding of New Hampshire’s Domestic Violence Statute, RSA 173-B, see https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xii/173-b/173-b-mrg.htm