What is Domestic Violence and what resources are there for me?

What is Domestic Violence and what resources are there for me? 

A person’s home is the place where they are supposed to feel the most safe.  A home is where family members that love, support and nurture one another live together.  The unfortunate reality is that in many American homes, this is simply not the case.  Domestic abuse and intimate partner violence is often present and unseen.

By |December 4th, 2019|FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|

CrossFit Program for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

CrossFit Program for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I sat down with CrossFit trainer Erica Austin, who is creating a specialized program to help victims of domestic and sexual violence: StongerYou. 

What is StrongerYou?

StrongerYou will be a twelve-week program consisting of trauma- informed CrossFit classes three days per week, and two-hour self-defense classes one day […]

By |October 19th, 2018|FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|

Interview with a Victim Witness Advocate

Interview with a Victim Witness Advocate

One of my favorite parts of practicing Family Law is seeing how it sometimes overlaps with many other different areas of law.  At times, that includes the criminal arena, especially when working on domestic violence matters.  For domestic violence cases with related criminal charges in the 9th Circuit – District Division – Nashua, we oftentimes reach out to the Victim Witness Advocate for the […]

By |October 9th, 2018|FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|

Domestic Violence: You are not alone

Domestic Violence: You are not alone

Stop Domestic ViolenceOne in four women in NH have been sexually assaulted and 41% of those assaults are reported under the age of 18.  83% of sexual assaults occur before the age of 25.  These statistics are scary.  Since starting my practice in family law, I knew that I […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Domestic Violence, FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|

New Year – Fresh Start

New Year – Fresh Start: The New Year Gives You Time to Evaluate Your Priorities

I wanted to take some time out from all the holiday cheer and address a serious situation that I find many of our clients and soon-to-be clients are in this time of year.  Now that 2016 is coming to a close, now is a great opportunity to reflect upon the last 365 days.  […]

New Hampshire set to amend criminal code to include domestic violence as crime

Currently in New Hampshire, there is no specific designation for a crime of domestic violence.  Recently, the New Hampshire Senate unanimously approved a bill that would change just that.  Many people have heard of the new bill titled “Joshua’s Law,” but how does this bill impact the criminal justice system here in New Hampshire?


The Bill:

Senate Bill SB […]

By |April 29th, 2014|FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|