Is An Order Of Protection Involved In Your Case?
Many family disputes involve violence or the threat of violence. When an adult or a child has been or is in imminent danger of being a victim of violence, Illinois courts will enter an order of protection to prevent further harm from occurring.
At Hurst, Robin, Kay & Allen, LLC, we take domestic violence issues with utmost seriousness and concern. No one should have to live in fear of their spouse or of being the victim of a violent act. We provide knowledgeable and aggressive representation to make sure that our clients and their children are safe and free of harm.
On the other hand, our lawyers are also well aware of the ways in which orders of protections are used for improper purposes, including gaining an advantage in a contested custody case. Oftentimes our clients need our help to defend against unfounded orders of protection and seek to immediately have such orders dismissed. We offer comprehensive counsel and representation for all of our family law clients with regard to domestic violence issues.
Abuse in families can take many forms. Partners of abusers may search for a way to get much-needed help. If this is you, you may be experiencing abuse or witnessing the harm perpetrated on your children.
If abuse is an issue in your family, you need to take action to stop this harmful behavior. Abuse can have damaging and far-reaching effects. An established pattern of violence rarely stops. But, family law attorneys can help you seek protection from the court. Don’t wait — get the help you need.
About Orders of Protection
If there is abuse in your family and you or your child are in danger, call the authorities right away. Abusive situations don’t often improve; they get worse. You may need to seek a restraining order. If so, you must understand your legal options.
Orders of protection are a legitimate way to get relief from abuse. One of the more common of these is a restraining order. Restraining order attorneys will help you define your situation and map out what qualifies as abuse. Some indicators that your family has abusive relationship issues include situations where these things are happening:
- Threats of violence
- Emotional abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual assault
- And more
A helpful option if you’re seeking a quick solution is filing an Order of Protection for Domestic Violence. This type of civil order protects you from further threats and violence. This option offers speedy intervention but won’t get you exclusive parental rights or provide you with money from your abusive partner to pay your bills. Fortunately, another option addresses these needs.
That option is a restraining order. Your protection order attorney can petition the court for this legal action in which child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division come into play.
On the other hand, if you’ve been wrongly accused of abuse by a partner or family member, a family law attorney can take action to protect your legal rights. Accusations of abuse are not to be taken lightly and could have a long-term, damaging effect on your life, so they demand intervention without delay.
Get Professional Assistance
If you need help establishing a restraining order or order of protection for domestic violence, contact a family law attorney to get the help you desperately need. Your family lawyer can petition the court for a protection order on your behalf. A petition to the court is the first step toward freeing yourself from an abusive and intolerable home situation. Your attorney can collect the evidence necessary to prove abuse is happening, including eyewitness testimony, police reports, and medical records.
If the court approves the petition, it prevents the abuser from contacting you. If the abuser violates this order, he or she could face the potential consequences, including jail time.
Start ending the abuse today with help from a protection order lawyer. Your attorney will fight for your safety and your children’s, as well. Schedule a confidential, cost-free consultation with a family law attorney today.
Contact Our Attorneys For Help
Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we can offer the assistance that is required. Please call to arrange for a consultation. Call our firm in Chicago today at 312-782-2400, or send an email.