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According to the CDC, one in four women and one in seven men experience severe physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime. When domestic violence has occurred, the stakes are high. If you are the victim of abuse, you have rights.
If you are being abused or harassed and would like to pursue legal protection, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free, confidential consultation. You need to act quickly to protect yourself and your loved ones, and you can benefit from the assistance of a knowledgeable protection order attorney. This is where we help.
How We Help with Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection in Illinois
Whenever your physical and mental well-being is at risk, you must act promptly. We can help reduce your stress by taking on the full responsibility for handling any domestic violence or Order of Protection issues you may have. We will act swiftly to seek the protection you need, or equally promptly to protect your rights if you have been wrongfully accused.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, we will take all the necessary steps to seek both Temporary and Permanent Orders of Protection for you. We will also listen for the exact remedies you are seeking (such as spousal support and child custody) and argue your case to the court.
What Can I Do If My Ex-Spouse Falsely Accuses Me of Domestic Abuse?
If you find yourself subject to an Emergency Order of Protection as an alleged abuser and are being falsely accused, you have rights that need to be protected and require prompt legal action by a knowledgeable attorney. Orders of Protection can and are abused in connection with divorce proceedings, typically when the alleged victim seeks to get the upper hand.
Don’t be the victim of false allegations. Not only can there be serious financial, child custody, and spousal support ramifications from an Order of Protection, but additionally, other rights are at stake (including the right to have a FOID Card (firearms card)).
Orders of Protection can also affect your career and record. If you have been falsely accused, you must fight back; if you do not, these allegations can be deemed to be admitted in other aspects of divorce and custody proceedings.
If you are wrongfully accused of domestic violence, we will act swiftly to protect your rights and reputation. Time is of the essence when finding you have been served with a Temporary Order of Protection. We can act quickly and seek to have a wrongfully issued Order of Protection vacated. If you have a Domestic Violence or Order of Protection issue, please contact Rockford Family Law to schedule a free consultation.
If you would like to read more about domestic abuse issues, please visit our Order of Protection Resources page.
 Fast Facts: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence, Centers for Disease Control