Domestic violence and abuse impact many Minnesota families. There is help. At Maxim Smith, Allison Maxim, domestic violence attorney St. Paul assists clients in obtaining or defending against Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders with the goal of assisting clients in protecting themselves, their interests, and their children and preventing additional abuse or allegations of abuse from occurring in the future.
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maxim Smith represents clients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs in obtaining or defending against claims of domestic abuse and assault. We also consider the role and impact of physical and emotional/psychological abuse in interstate and international child custody matters.
Ramsey County Order for Protection Lawyer
Domestic violence can occur between spouses, parents and children, or unrelated individuals who share the same home. If you or your child has experienced physical abuse or assault or are in immediate fear of assault by a family member, our domestic violence attorney in St. Paul can help.
With a background in clinical psychology, attorney Allison Maxim has a thorough understanding of the psychological trauma caused by domestic violence. The first steps we take in any domestic violence case is to secure the safety of our clients and their children. Ms. Maxim has experience negotiating and litigating all aspects of an Order for Protection matter, including allegations of abuse, removal from the home, and temporary custody of the minor children. Order for Protection matters can be highly emotional as there is a lot at stake.Ms. Maxim understands the highly emotional dynamics at play and addresses not only the immediate legal issues, but also advises clients on the long term impact of an Order for Protection and provides resources in the community to assist with the emotional issues at play.
If minor children are involved, we work to modify child custody and visitation schedules and limit parental interaction to ensure supervised visitation to prevent abuse to children.
Stop Harassment, Stalking And Mental And Emotional Abuse
At Maxim Smith, we understand the fear and stress caused by repeated unwanted contact by an individual or an incident of physical or sexual abuse. We help our clients obtain Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO’s) to force abusers to stop their mental and emotional tormenting and protect clients and their children from the damaging effects of mental and emotional abuse.
Allison Maxim also understands the legal impact an HRO can have on your life. If you are accused of harassment and have been served an Ex Parte HRO or an Order for Hearing, contact Maxim Smith to discuss your options.
Stop domestic violence and protect yourself and your children. Contact St. Paul domestic violence lawyer Allison Maxim at 651-294-2407 for a 30-minute consultation.