St. Charles, IL Domestic Violence Lawyers
Family Law Attorneys Protecting Victims by Assisting with Orders of Protection
As many as four million women are thought to be affected by physical or sexual violence each year. While the victims of domestic violence are stereotypically women, men are also often the victims of abuse or harassment. For an alarming percentage of those victims, men or women, the abuse occurs at the hands of an intimate partner. At Pucci Pirtle, your safety and the safety of your children are our priority. We can help you put restraining orders and orders of protection in place. We provide compassionate and attentive legal counsel for your domestic violence or other family law situation.
Domestic Violence and Divorce in Illinois
Divorce is already a highly complex legal matter, but when you add financial abuse or domestic violence into the mix, the process becomes even more difficult to navigate. Further, victims who try to break away from their abusers are often at an increased risk of retaliation or heightened abuse. Thoughtful and preventative action must be taken to ensure their safety. Our attorneys understand these unique risks and obstacles, and we take immediate action to protect you from continued abuse during your divorce.
Domestic Violence and Child Custody
When domestic violence victims share a child with their abuser, the continued contact can place victims at a long-term risk for violence. Furthermore, children may also be at risk for abuse. To ensure the familys safety, children and victims must be safeguarded against further violence. However, this area of the law is extremely complex, and any missteps could place children and victims at risk for ongoing abuse. Our attorneys can help you effectively navigate family law matters such as allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody) and parenting time.
Orders of Protection
If you are in a violent relationship or are thinking about leaving an abuser, our attorneys can help protect you and your children from further abuse. We are highly skilled in handling the complex and unique needs of domestic violence victims. We will take assertive and immediate legal action on your behalf. Our attorneys can help you put orders of protection in place to keep you and your family safe. We provide help with:
- Emergency orders (immediate protection for up to 21 days);
- Interim orders (covers the time between an emergency order and plenary order, or 30 days); and
- Plenary orders (provides up to two years of protection upon approval and can be renewed).
At Pucci Pirtle, we are committed to the safety and best interests of your family. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your unique situation and employ the protection measures you during your divorce or domestic violence case. Contact us at 847-426-1866 for our Elgin, IL office, or 630-945-8807 for our St. Charles, IL office, to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer comprehensive and compassionate services to clients in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, and Geneva, Illinois. We serve those throughout Kane, McHenry, and DuPage Counties.