Every day there are hundreds of cases of household members seeking orders of protection against another member of the household. Domestic abuse happens in every kind of Illinois household, from rich to poor and everywhere in between. The accused offender might be a husband, wife, grandparent, child, grandchild, other relative or even just a boyfriend.
At Boyle Feinberg Sharma, we work with family members dealing with legitimate problems of abuse. Our attorneys have protected hundreds of households from continuing abuse, and we can obtain protection for your home as well. We also defend those wrongfully accused of domestic violence. Even when false, these allegations can follow you on the job, if running for public office, or attempting to secure an FOIA card.
Don’t take chances with your future. Call us today at 312-376-8860
to schedule a consultation in our offices in Chicago or Arlington Heights.
How Protective Orders Work
The order obtained is a temporary protective order, and it restrains the accused from harming, harassing, threatening, stalking or any other abusive activity directed toward you or your minor children.
The order is temporary. If you wish to make it permanent, a hearing can be scheduled where you and the other party can both make your cases. If the judge grants it, it will remain in effect for two years.
The Problem With Domestic Violence Charges
Most cases are 100 percent legitimate. Other times, the protective order can be a scheme to make the other side look bad in an upcoming divorce or custody case, or just to express anger. Domestic violence is often a very complicated matter, made worse by the tendency of law enforcement officials to take someone away in handcuffs on every call.
Whatever your situation, you need strong and effective legal representation as soon as possible. Let us put our advocacy skills to work for you.
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Everything you need to know about domestic orders and orders of protection — call the North Shore family lawyers at Boyle Feinberg Sharma, at 312-376-8860 or 847-394-3940, or write to us using this online form.