Shortcodes Ultimate
Home » Practice Areas » Restraining Order Lawyer Warwick


Under RI law, getting a restraining order against a spouse, former spouse, or a boyfriend / girlfriend is relatively easy. Typically, when a person is in fear for their immediate safety, they can request a restraining order by filling out an affidavit at the courthouse. The court will issue a temporary restraining order. The court will also determine if they will extend the order at a separate, second, hearing. At Moyer Law, PC, our restraining order lawyer represent clients who need help. Whether you are in need of a restraining order, ir if you suddenly find yourself with an order against you.

At the second hearing, parties can introduce evidence and eye-witness testimony. As a result, it is especially important to have a skilled restraining order lawyer present. We can defend your interests. We will protect your rights, and explain the options available to you.

Getting a Restraining Order

While a restraining order may not be one hundred percent effective in providing total protection, it notifies law enforcement and the court of your situation.

Should a party violate a restraining or protection order, the authorities can immediately arrest and detain the person threatening you. Additionally, violating a restraining order can result in criminal charges, jail, fines, a permanent criminal record. While a restraining order may not ultimately prevent violence, they have the advantage of involving law enforcement early on. This makes it more difficult for someone to harm you.

Facing a Restraining Order

It’s not unusual for an angry ex-spouse or boyfriend / girlfriend to use a restraining order to make someone’s life difficult. Since the courts issue the orders without prior notice, they can cause substantial disruption to your life. Also, its possible that you be unaware when the court issues an order against you. Once the order is in effect you, if someone alleges you have violated the restraining order the police could arrest you. As a result, a restraining order has the potential to turn into a serious criminal charge. And consequently, this creates further legal problems – especially when the case involves child custody or visitation.

Our RI restraining order attorneys take pre-emptive action, in cases where a restraining order is clearly being used to complicate our client’s life and leverage certain issues in a divorce or family law dispute.


If you are unsure what to do if you are under the threat of violence or are facing a restraining order, email Attorney Don P. Moyer or call at (401) 461-7800 today.

After Page Content
Bottom of Content – Pages



Every divorce can be painful in its own way, but the right divorce lawyer can help ensure that you feel prepared for this difficult process. Careful and considerate guidance is imperative throughout the entirety of the divorce process. Attorney Don Moyer provides the care and attention you deserve. Let our RI divorce lawyers give you the backing you need for your Rhode Island divorce.



Nothing is more important that your children. You look out for their best interest, and you deserve a custody lawyer who will fight for your parental rights. Child custody can be the most contentious issue in any family court action. Attorney Don Moyer has the experience you need to protect your parental rights. Let our RI child custody lawyer help secure the custody resolution best for you.



There are many family law issues that military persons or their families must deal with differently than anyone else. Ensure you are protected by contacting a lawyer who understands the complexity military service may impart on your family or divorce matter. Attorney Don Moyer has served in the armed forces, and has over 20 years experience effectively representing military families.

All Family


Moyer Law, PC handles all types of divorce and family law cases in Rhode Island, including:

> High Net Worth Divorce

> Alimony

> Interstate Child Relocation

> Adoption

> DCYF Matters

> Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements

> Restraining Orders


Divorce and family law cases are often wrought with emotional turmoil and interpersonal conflict. Cases like these also come with high stakes, making it essential for anyone dealing with a family or divorce law matter to seek counsel from a qualified legal professional. When you are involved in one of these cases, you need a trustworthy RI divorce attorney like Don Moyer on your side to help you see it through.

Compassionate, Competent Representation from Start to Finish

Moyer Law, PC understands how difficult it can be being involved in a family law dispute. Whether you are divorcing your spouse after a turbulent marriage or seeking custody of your child, Moyer Law, PC providences experienced divorce and family law representation throughout Rhode Island. Our staff is also here to explain how the law applies in your case, helping you make the best choices every step of the way.

If you are dealing with a divorce or family law issue in the Rhode Island, Moyer Law, PC can help. Contact us for more information regarding costs, services, or to schedule a consultation with our RI divorce lawyer. Call now (401) 461-7800.


RI Divorce Lawyer - Warwick Divorce Lawyer Rhode Island

Don Moyer is a Rhode Island attorney who focuses his practice on family and divorce law. He obtained his legal education at Roger Williams University School of Law. Don’s undergraduate degree is in Finance and Business Administration. His finance degree is a critical benefit to clients litigating any issues relating to real estate, retirement division, hidden assets, support, or any variety of other financial issues.

Don also spent a number of years in the U.S. Army Infantry, including spending a year in the Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary region of Europe in a special operations unit in the immediate aftermath of the Bosnian conflict in 1996-97.

Don has over 21 years of experience litigating and mediating divorce and family law cases in Rhode Island.