“ 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
If you are being abused or harassed by another individual, you may wish to seek a legal Order for Protection from Abuse or Protection from Harassment.
A violation of either Protection Order may result in severe consequences, including criminal charges for the violator.
The definitions of “abuse” and “harassment,” however, are very specific. If you are seeking a Protection Order, it is wise to seek the advice of a Trial Lawyer, who will help you determine whether you should seek Protection from Abuse or Protection from Harassment and will help you file your Complaint in a way that demonstrates abuse or harassment per the statute. If you fail to describe abuse or harassment in your Complaint, the Court may not grant you a Temporary Order for Protection, which would protect you from the time of filing your Complaint to the date of the Hearing, where both sides may present evidence to the Court.
To obtain a Protection from Abuse Order, you must be experiencing “abuse” as it is defined by the statute. Abuse includes any of the occurrences below between family members, household members, or dating partners, or upon a minor child:
Abuse also includes the following sex crimes:
If you have been served with a Complaint for Protection from Abuse, you must obey it, even if you feel it was granted by the Court inappropriately. You will likely want to seek legal representation to defend you at the Protection from Abuse Hearing, given the severity of this situation.
If the Court finds that you engaged in abuse, there are a variety of potentially severe consequences. For example, you will no longer have the right to own and use firearms. Findings of abuse can negatively impact the result of a divorce of parental rights and responsibilities matter as well. Violating a Protection from Abuse Order, whether a temporary or final order, can lead to arrest and criminal charges.
A Family Law Trial Lawyer will help you navigate this situation to protect you and your interests.
According to Maine Legislature, Harassment is defined as “three or more acts of intimidation, confrontation, physical force, or threat of physical force directed against any person, family, or business that are made with the intention of causing fear, intimidation, or damage to personal property and that do in fact cause fear, intimidate, or damage to personal property.”
Harassment also includes a single act or course of conduct violating Maine’s statutes on the following:
A person also engages in harassment if there is interference with peaceable exercise or enjoyment of any rights or privilege secured by the United State Constitution or the Constitution of Maine through intentional interference or attempted intentional interference by physical force or violence against a person or damage or destruction of property or trespass on property or by the threat of physical force or violence against a person or damage or destruction of property.
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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