Orders of Protection and Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Lawyer Serving Will, DuPage and Kendall Counties
Physical and verbal abuse within a family relationship is far too common. Unfortunately, this type of violence often surfaces during family law disputes, especially divorce. If you or your child has suffered abuse by a family member or someone in your household, your safety is the number one priority. At Robertson Legal Group, LLC, we are experienced in handling all types of domestic violence matters and fight to ensure you and your children are safe and secure.
Securing an Order of Protection in Will County
When you have been the victim of domestic violence or have been threatened with violence, an order of protection can provide a layer of security against future threats. An order of protection may prohibit or limit contact between the accused perpetrator and the alleged victim. It can also provide other conditions that must be followed such as requiring the accused to surrender firearms or attend anger management counseling. If any of the conditions of the order are disobeyed, the police have the authority to get involved.
Getting an emergency order of protection in Illinois is very straightforward and can be done immediately with only the victim’s testimony and affidavit. This order is only applicable for 14 or 21 days, however. In order to get a more lasting protective order, called a plenary order, a judge must hear arguments from both sides. Plenary orders of protection are valid for up to two years and can be renewed. Our firm is experienced in assisting victims of domestic violence in obtaining the protection they need both in the short and long term.
Dealing with False Allegations of Domestic Violence
While allegations of domestic violence should be taken very seriously, it is an unfortunate fact that some of these allegations made during divorce proceedings and child custody battles are false. It is not uncommon for one party to accuse the other party of abuse in order to gain the favor of the court. This is both wrong and illegal, and it can have serious consequences not only for your custody rights but also for your freedom. When false domestic violence allegations are made against our clients, we stand strongly against them. Our firm is a strong advocate for father’s rights, and we are experienced in fighting against unfair orders of protection. We fight for our clients’ rights and reputations, and make sure the opposing side does not use false allegations.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence in your relationship or you have been falsely accused of domestic violence during a family law dispute, contact us at 630-882-9117 to schedule a free initial consultation. We meet with you to discuss the specifics of your situation and work together to devise a strategy to protect you. Our firm serves clients throughout Will County including Naperville, Lockport, Frankfort and Mokena.