In Connecticut, the relief from abuse statute requires a specific threat of violence or an actual act of violence in order to grant a restraining or protective order.  If a wife feels threatened by her husband’s actions, or visa-versa, this will probably not warrant the granting of relief from abuse.  Telephone threats are actionable if a specific threat to safety is made.  In this situation, it would be smart to sit down with a family attorney to review the communications and make an educated decision as to your next step.

If you have any questions related to family law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at