Issues surrounding families in Illinois can be very emotional. Many times, the emotions are love and caring, but sometimes, the emotions are on the other end of the spectrum. Family members can become very angry with each other over certain issues. Unfortunately, this anger can lead to physical violence in a home. At times, this situation involves only two people and is what is commonly referred to as a “he said, she said” incident.
Often times, people seek an order of protection when there has been abuse in the home. These orders can be very valuable for those who need protection. However, they can also be used as a weapon by those who are simply trying to get their significant other out of the house, even if no violence actually occurred. These orders can create major problems for those who are wrongfully accused of domestic violence.
When violence occurs in the home, there may be family law proceedings, such as a divorce or child custody matter, which also are occurring around the same time. There may also be criminal charges brought against the alleged abuser. These issue can complicate what started just as an order of protection and can create a major disadvantage for those who are being wrongfully accused. Dealing with three separate legal actions can also be very overwhelming. While they are separate legal actions, they all can affect one another.
There are many people who are the victims of domestic violence in Illinois. There are also many people who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence. In either case, dealing with the order for protection, accompanying family law case and potential criminal case can be very complicated. Our firm understands these complications and the very emotional nature of domestic violence. We also have handled orders of protection, family law matters, and criminal matters associated with allegations of domestic violence. For more information on how we handle these cases, please visit the order of protection page on our website.