“ 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. “
“ 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
A parent may be found guilty of “Criminal Restraint by a Parent” if the parent, with the knowledge that they have no legal right to do so, retains, takes, or entices a child who is:
A parent that engages in the above behavior may be found guilty of a Class C or Class D crime.
If a parent feels that their child is likely to be removed from the state or experience physical harm, they can file a verified application for the issuance of a warrant. This warrant will allow them to take physical custody of the child.
After the testimony of the petitioning parent and other witnesses, if the Court finds the child to be in danger of physical harm or being removed from Maine, a warrant to take physical custody of the child can be issued. Once this occurs, the petition must be heard within the next judicial day unless impossible.
This type of warrant must include the following:
If you believe your child is in imminent threat of physical harm or removal from the state of Maine, contact a Family Law Trial Lawyer immediately.
I received a copy of my son's appeal prepared by Carl E. Woock. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read this appeal.…
Has a ton of experience. Knows the court and the other attorney which should be helpful.
He is a wonderful attorney, and I definitely recommend him. Thank you very much for your help & support, Steve!
Contacted me promptly & provided professional & extremely useful info which allowed me to have a better understanding of the legal context of the issue.
A+, very helpful & understanding. I'm sure he could've charged much more. I will go to him again if I ever have a legal issue.
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