Below you will find a collection of restraining order (RO) articles authored by Rhode Island restraining order lawyer, David Slepkow. Since David represents clients in both Family Court and Rhode Island criminal defense, he brings a unique perspective and tremendous experience to these RI restraining order matters
Where do I go to get the safety of a Restraining Order or abuse petition in Providence RI? Providence Family, District or Superior Court?
The proper Court to file a restraining order in RI depends on the nature of the relationship that you have with the alleged abuser. This Rhode Island restraining order article explains the power of the Rhode Island Family, District & Providence Superior Court. This abuse complaint legal post also explains whether there are civil or criminal repercussions if someone violates different types of restraining orders. This Family Law article also explains the difference between a restraining order and a no contact order under Rhode Island law. This Providence Family Court article explains the jurisdiction of the Providence Family Court to issue orders concerning child Support, physical custody / placement , visitation of the children and exclusive use of the former marital domicile or house.
How does an alleged abuser get their clothes and personal property when there is a RI Restraining order or order protection from abuse in place?
This law related post by a Rhode Island Family Law attorney and an East Providence Criminal defense lawyer addresses how to obtain personal property such as clothes and work related items in the Ocean State ,when there is a restraining order in place. When a person is arrested, or a restraining order enters involving their wife, boyfriend, family member or girlfriend, who they reside with, the accused often needs to obtain his or her clothes, shoes, toiletries and personal belongings. Personal belongings usually consist of personal property such as clothes, sneakers, toiletries, uniforms, identifications, personal papers, work uniforms, personal effects etc. There are numerous proper and legal ways for an accused batterer to obtain his / her belongings when there is a no contact order / restraining order in place
The Intersection of Family Court and Criminal defense Law in RI – Untangling a Mess!
This domestic relations and criminal law post, by a RI restraining order lawyer, describes the interrelationship of Child Custody, Divorce, child Support, Family law and criminal matters in Rhode Island. Criminal law cases often involve serious issues concerning matrimonial laws, child visitation, equitable division of assets, custodial matter, restraining Orders (RO), support,etc.
Domestic Violence and RO Statistics:
“Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.11 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.” National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NCADV, National Statistics http://www.ncadv.org/learn/statistics