Domestic violence is a situation that can arise between a divorcing couple or a couple who has never been married. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the alleged domestic assault or abuse, it is important that steps be taken to prevent the violence from continuing. Whether you are attempting to obtain a restraining order or defending yourself against one, an experienced lawyer can help.
We at Andrea Heckman Law, take domestic violence and restraining order issues very seriously. Our attorneys understand the impact that these matters can have on a divorce, as well as other family law issues such as child custody. Our firm has over 10 years of focused family law experience that we use when handling these sensitive cases. Contact our office online or call 847-705-8000 to schedule an appointment.
After an initial domestic violence or harassment incident, it is possible to get an immediate temporary order of protection. Also called a restraining order, your attorney can petition the court for this temporary order and have a hearing date set. At the hearing, both sides can appear and argue their cases, with the judge deciding whether or not the order be made permanent.
According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, a protective order can be established in order to protect your property (such as preventing a spouse or significant other from taking property), parental rights (preventing a spouse or significant other from taking the children), and personal safety (with the alleged abuser being ordered to stay away from you and your children). This order, if approved by the court, will have specific parameters in place and a length of time that the order is to continue.
Temporary and/or permanent restraining orders can be enforced by law enforcement officials, and any violations are considered criminal actions.
Contact us to learn more about how we can handle your case. When meeting with a lawyer at our firm for your initial consultation, we can discuss your rights and options. Let us help you move forward toward the resolution that is in your best interests.
Please contact our law office in Rolling Meadows for legal assistance with divorce, child custody, or visitation issues. We serve clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who need the help of an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.