Domestic Violence and Stalking Laws in New Hampshire
Domestic violence and stalking are both taken very seriously in New Hampshire. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or stalking, you have rights under the law and it can benefit from having a skilled and experienced attorney by your side to help through what may be a difficult time. The family law attorneys at Laws & Demers, PLLC, will take the time to learn the details of your situation and do all we can to help you with a domestic violence or stalking case.
Domestic violence is a crime in New Hampshire and a serious problem all across the country. It can complicate divorce cases and other family law issues. In order to pursue protection from a domestic violence situation, it must be shown that the perpetrator and victim have a significant relationship, such as being spouses, ex-spouses, having dated, currently dating, or share children. Stalking does not have to involve a relationship between the victim and the accused. They can be co-workers, friends, or complete strangers. Both cause fear for victims and can upend the lives of the accused.
What is Considered Domestic Violence?
By New Hampshire law, domestic violence involves actions such as assault against the victim or children, threats of harm, forced sexual contact, entering of a home against the will of the other party, kidnapping, or acts of destroying property. Stalking does not have to involve any kind of physical contact. It can be showing up without cause at a workplace, school, or home. Stalking can entail threats to do harm or harm a victim’s family. It can also involve damaging property or acts of harassing and frightening communications.
Experienced Attorneys Working For You!
Family relations or any kind of relationship that leads to fear for one party can be complex, emotionally taxing, and difficult for others to understand. For everyone involved, a domestic violence case or stalking case can be an extremely difficult time. Having support, guidance, and all of the information you need about the legal process can be a great asset. Laws & Demers, PLLC, knows that no domestic violence or stalking case is as simple as it may seem. It can come at a time of great upheaval and can require a great deal of sensitivity and compassion for the families involved. We will dedicate the time needed to ensure the safety of all involved and also fight to protect our clients as they deal with a stressful and perhaps frightening ordeal. Whether you are the victim or the accused, no one should try to deal with a domestic violence or stalking case alone. Let us be the support and source for comprehensive representation you need when you need it most.
For questions or to schedule a free consultation please contact Laws & Demers, PLLC today at 603-880-2000.