Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team!


For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him.


We hired Leah M. Baldacci for a family law case and she was so extremely helpful and got me through my case. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you’re looking for a great attorney, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your legal help.

Anonymous Client

I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

Augusta Domestic Violence Attorneys

Augusta Domestic Violence Attorneys

Domestic violence occurs in many households across the U.S. and Maine. The law provides protective options for victims of domestic violence, as well as harsh penalties for those convicted of abuse. When a divorce or parental rights case involves domestic violence, every step in the process requires additional caution to protect the rights of both victims and those being accused of abuse.

Whether you are a victim of abuse or face accusations, turn to the Augusta, ME domestic violence attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers for the dedicated and fierce legal help you need to protect your family. 

Effective, Strategic Representation Based On Diverse Courtroom Experience

Our firm is highly experienced in handling even the most complex family law cases. But our success reaches well beyond Maine’s family courts. Attorney Steve Smith has experience handling high-profile cases at both the state and federal levels, including family law cases involving accusations of sexual abuse. Our deep knowledge of Maine law allows us to provide high-quality representation for clients facing nearly any legal matter, including domestic violence. Reach out today to learn more.

What Is Domestic Violence

Domestic violence – also called domestic abuse in Maine – can involve any of the following against a current or former spouse, dating partner, or household member:

  • Aggressive physical contact
  • Sexual assault
  • Causing bodily injury
  • Threatening injury or aggressive contact
  • Coercion into acts against someone’s will
  • Kidnapping or confining someone
  • Stalking

A wide range of conduct can fall under domestic abuse, which also creates an opportunity for false allegations. The strain and emotions surrounding a divorce or parental rights case can often lead to unexpected behavior in your former partner. When these situations leave you unsure of where to turn, our legal professionals are here to help.

For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Your priority after a domestic violence incident will naturally be to seek safety for yourself and any children involved. Contact our office, and we can examine your options for seeking protective orders. We help clients seek emergency orders, as well as long-term orders that require a court hearing. While a protective order cannot physically stop someone from contacting you, it provides legal penalties if your abuser violates the order. 

Those Accused Of Domestic Violence

Our legal team knows that not every domestic violence allegation is legitimate. Accusations might happen out of spite or to gain an advantage in a divorce or parenting case. When you face these allegations, you might:

  • Have a protective order issued against you, which restricts where you can go, limits your access to your children, and forces you to move from your home, among other things.
  • Face charges of domestic assault in criminal court, and a conviction can come with harsh penalties. 
  • Lose parenting rights. 

Our team handles not only family law matters but also serious criminal cases. We can help with all aspects of your situation if you face allegations of domestic abuse. 

Domestic Violence And Divorce

Incidents of domestic violence are often the catalyst for a divorce filing. If you need to seek a protective order and file for divorce, we can assist you every step of the way. Our attorneys will work to ensure that you are not bullied or intimidated into accepting an unfair settlement while protecting your safety throughout the proceedings.

On the other hand, if you are getting divorced and your spouse raises domestic violence concerns as grounds for divorce or for parenting purposes, we understand what it takes to protect your rights and will fight for you. 

Speak With Augusta Domestic Violence Attorneys Today

Domestic violence is a complex legal matter that plays a role in family, civil, and criminal courts. If you are involved in a domestic violence case in Augusta, ME, you want a full-service law firm that can address every aspect of your case. 

At STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers, we represent clients in seeking and defending against protective orders. We can also defend against criminal domestic violence charges, as well as handle the divorce process. Contact us to discuss your situation and how we might help.

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Family law matters are often challenging, and you need a tenacious attorney to protect your best interests. Whether you’re facing a divorce or a custody battle, our lawyers are prepared to safeguard your future.

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“We hired Leah M. Baldacci at Steve Smith for a family law case, and she was so extremely helpful and got me through a difficult time. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you are looking for a divorce attorney that actually cares, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your help.”

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We understand that your priority is to secure a better future, whether that’s through a divorce or by modifying your parenting arrangements. Our skilled attorneys use every resource at our disposal to overcome obstacles. Our full commitment to you drives us to achieve outstanding results.

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