Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
Batavia, Illinois Family Law Attorney serving Kane, Kendall, DuPage and DeKalb counties
If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse by a "family or household member" , you have the right to pursue an Order of Protection to stop the abuse and obtain other safety, protection and relief. If you have children or elderly dependents, you can file a Petition for an Order of Protection on their behalf. If you are charged with violating an Order of Protection or are on "the receiving end" of same, you most certainly have the right to "challenge the basis" of same at a court hearing. These are very serious matters that can often have devastating and long-lasting consequences for all parties, unfortunately.
The Law Office of Van A. Larson, P.C. has more than 39 years of experience in handling complex divorce and family law matters. As a skilled litigator, Van A. Larson is also a well-respected criminal defense attorney, who has represented clients throughout Kane, Kendall, DuPage and DeKalb Counties in both securing and defending against Domestic Violence Order of Protection cases.
Contact the Law Office of Van A. Larson, P.C. if you have been abused by a family or household member you were or are currently involved with. If you are named as a Respondent or Defendant in an Order of Protection case, we can and will represent and defend you with equal competence. Our office is available to provide you with supportive legal guidance and a free consultation. Pick up the phone and call 630-879-9090, to learn more about our Domestic Violence/Order of Protection representation services, and how we can help you protect your rights.
What is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is issued by the court after filing by the "victim" seeking relief against the alleged "abuser." Its purpose is designed to offer quick and significant legal protection with equally significant consequences against the "abusive" family or household member. Truthfully, the Order of Protection process itself can and has sometimes been "abused" by those seeking to "gain an upper hand/leverage" say in an impending divorce or family law matter. An Order of Protection can, amongst other things, impose the following relief:
- prevent threats, harassment, intimidation and/or physical abuse
- require the abuser to seek therapy
- require the abusive parent to pay child support and relinquish custodial rights
- forbid the abuser from entering the shared place of residence
- prohibit the abuser to stay away from work, school, or certain locations and other people who are also protected under the orders of protection
- protect the victim from harm and danger by the abuser
If the facts of your situation so warrant, an Order of Protection should be promptly initiated. If you are on the "receiving end" of one and you believe the underlying facts and available evidence would require a defense hearing to challenge same, attorney Van A. Larson is available to help you
Get the Protection You Need Against Domestic Violence, either as "victim" or alleged "abuser"
Van A. Larson is an attorney who will fight to defend your rights and to ensure you get a full and fair court hearing and decision. Contact the Law Office of Van A. Larson, P.C. in Batavia, Illinois, if you need help pursuing or defending against domestic violence Orders of Protection. Call us today at 630-879-9090, for a free initial consultation.