Domestic Violence is difficult to deal with particularly because of the nature of the relationship between the people involved.  It can be difficult to have an abuser also be a  loved one.  There are ways to protect yourself.

There are civil and criminal restraining orders.  A civil restraining order can be issued by the Family Court and protects an abuser from being abused.  Attorney Finkelman has both prosecuted and defended civil restraining orders.   A criminal no contact order is issued in criminal cases where there are charges of Domestic Assault and/or Domestic Disorderly Conduct.  Contact Denise Cassisi Finkelman to learn about your rights in all Domestic Violence cases.

Attorney Denise Cassisi Finkelman is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Rhode Island and Connecticut and in the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island. With over a decade of litigation experience, in various areas of practice including Family Law, Probate, Personal Injury, Criminal and Administrative Hearings. Most of her time is dedicated to her practice of Family Law. She has extensive experience in all matters heard in Rhode Island Family Court; more specifically, Divorce and Separation, Custody, Placement & Visitation, Child Support, Department of Children Youth Family Services hearings, Adoptions, Termination of Parental Rights, Modification of Existing Family Court Orders, Drafting Prenuptial Agreements, Grandparent’s Rights etc. Additionally, she has represented children as a Guardian Ad Litem in contested Family Court matters.


“She is very knowledgeable about the law and takes a no-nonsense approach to her practice! Highly recommended!!”


“I could have never made it through my situation without her. She knows the law and never steered me wrong! My kids and I are where we are because of her hard work and caring heart!”