In Illinois, anytime there is domestic violence or the threat of physical force used against a family member, a former spouse, or current girlfriend or boyfriend, an order of protection may be necessary to help prevent abuse. According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, a petition for an order of protection must be filed in civil court by the victim of the abuser, or on behalf of the person who is unable to file for an order of protection, due to age or some type of disability.
If you are going through a divorce and feel as though you are in physical danger of abuse, an order of protection can be filed in conjunction with another civil order, such as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Regardless, domestic violence is a criminal offense, and at The Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC, we help our clients obtain the legal protection they need.
EARLY LEGAL INVOLVEMENT CAN HELP PROTECT YOU AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE
There are a variety of legal options we can provide our clients with for obtaining a restraining order or order of protection against a potential and dangerous abuser. Our main priority is to always provide a way for our clients to feel safe. Our doors are always open and we have a 24-hour answering service, 7 days a week to provide comprehensive legal guidance when you need it.
The sooner you can alert law enforcement of the immediate danger and threats of violence from a former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or relative, the quicker our law firm can help to protect and ensure the safety of you and your family. We will prepare all necessary documentation, eyewitness testimony, and any relevant information that can prove the presence of abuse in our client’s situation. We aim to protect your rights and to help keep you safe.
When one’s safety is in danger, the Court may prohibit a family or household member from engaging in certain types of behavior in order to prevent the abuser from engaging in any further physical abuse, threats, or intimidation, Illinois Court’s have the discretion to bar an abuser from entering a residence, making contact with the victim, and/or using drugs or alcohol. Further, the Court can require the abuser to attend counseling, turn over weapons, and/or turn over property. If you suffered from abuse and are in fear of your safety, contact the lawyers at The Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC to discuss what remedies can help protect you and your family.
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